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Steve Israel, New York Congressman: Ryan Budget Part Of Extremist Tea Party Agenda (VIDEO)

FILE - In this March 17, 2009, file photo Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington.
FILE - In this March 17, 2009, file photo Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington. About the 2012 House elections Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in an interview, "We've gone from a gale force wind against us a year ago to a sustained breeze at our backs going into November," "We've outraised the Republicans, we've outrecruited them in candidates and the House is very much in play." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Democratic Congressman Steve Israel told HuffPost Live's Jacob Soboroff Wednesday that the budget proposal put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan is "extremist" and that the U.S. House of Representatives is controlled by the far-right Tea Party.

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