Skip to comments.McConnell floats short-term spending bill amid ‘significant impasse’
Posted on 12/06/2022 1:19:48 PM PST by cotton1706
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said a stopgap funding deal that would fund the government until January might be necessary as talks on a long-term spending package drag on.
“We’re at a pretty significant impasse,” McConnell told reporters on Tuesday. “Time is ticking. We have not been able to agree on a top line yet, and I think it’s becoming increasingly likely that we might need to do a short-term CR into early next year,” McConnell continued, using the shorthand for continuing resolution.
“We are running out of time, and that might be the only option left that we could agree to pursue,” McConnell said.
The comments came a day after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called on McConnell and Republicans to avoid striking a deal on an omnibus spending package during the lame-duck session and to wait until House Republicans retake the majority in January. McCarthy’s remarks also suggest that leaders should expect few House GOP members to jump on board to support an omnibus spending bill this month.
McConnell added that the immediate priority should be passing the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). A final NDAA bill was expected to be rolled out in recent days, but that release has been delayed as lawmakers haggle over remaining sticking points.
“We’re running out of time, and we don’t have agreements to do virtually anything,” McConnell said about the stalled talks on the omnibus and NDAA. “I’m dealing with the practical situation. … We’re running out of time. There’s only so much you can do with the time that’s left.”
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But McConnell likes this game. He and Reid-then-Schumer have been playing this game since 2007.
Their goal has been to neuter the House's power of the purse (they like the Senate to be in charge of spending, because that's THEIR body).
One turd floats another turd.....
The jokes just write themselves with these UniParty turds.
McConnell does what Biden tells him.
If you haven’t figured it out.
McConnell and the Republicants will cave once again. Its all they know how to do.
McConnell is an anti-American rat, who calls himself a conservative. Why on earth would anyone support him?
The annual march of grandma can afford Christmas without more money from your kids tale.
Running a $4+ trillion government like it’s a tomato stand.
Regular order. Hearings. Mark ups. Individual bills. Both houses. Every member forced to vote on everything. President signs.
STOP THE HAMMERING !!!
With these clowns GRIDLOCK is a GOOD THING!!!
I doubt it.....
High spending GOP good old boys.
If they can get a short term CR into January, then ... assuming the Republican’ts can find their balls, they can use “defunding” in the next budget for leverage. It should be a BUDGET, 12 parts I believe, voted on separately, not a CR.
“Necessity never made a good bargain.”
— Benjamin Franklin
And yet that’s all we get anymore… they make the bills and we get the shaft.
Democrats are still in charge. It is on them to do it. Republicans should do nothing.
Mitch is fighting for us, until the last minuet when he begs them for forgiveness and goes back to his office smiling. GOP is dead and stinkin
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