Patty Murray is claiming that specific cut was Paul Ryan’s idea.
And it fits into to his entitlement reform theme so its believable.
Once it became an agreed upon Republicans jumped for it to avoid any more shutdown fights.
As more reporting become available I tend to believe they both went for it. The disabled and spouse provision disappeared from the public record after the bill passed the house. Murray knew about all along and she is the one who led the effort to block Sen. Sessions.
I will not believe anymore promises from anyone involved until it has been reversed...Then again Obama most likely veto it to provide cover for the rats and rinos running for re-election.