With the White House already forecasting deficits above $1 trillion for the next four years, this agreement would do nothing to ease that tide of red ink, which had dropped to $438 billion in 2015 - but has steadily increased over the past three years.
"With more than $22 trillion in debt, we simply cannot afford deals like this one," said Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), the head of the conservative Republican Study Committee.
"It’s not too late to reject the Pelosi-Mnuchin spending deal and strike a better deal for all Americans that cuts spending," argued Jessica Anderson, a former Trump budget official.
But those voices have faded into the wilderness in recent years in the GOP, as deficits have steadily increased under President Trump.
“It’s pretty clear that both houses of Congress and both parties have become big spenders, and Congress is no longer concerned about the extent of the budget deficits or the debt they add,” said the Club For Growth, which has seen its influence on Capitol Hill dwindle in recent years.