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Senate Conservatives to Mitch McConnell: No Omnibus Spending Bill Until Republicans Take House

Sean Moran 30 Nov 2022

Senate conservatives charged in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that Congress should not pass a large omnibus bill until Republicans officially take back the House.

Sens. Mike Braun (R-IN), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rick Scott (R-FL) expressed the need to pass a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until the new Congress is sworn in, and Republicans take control of the House for the first time in roughly four years.

The Senate conservatives charged that the midterm elections served as a mandate to provide Republican input on a spending bill, and that it would reflect poor leadership to pass a bill without Republican input on a large and long-term omnibus spending bill. The Republicans said it would be wrong to pass a spending bill that funds President Joe Biden’s agenda without curbing his “reckless policies.” They wrote:

    On November 8, 2022, the American people made their voices heard at the ballot box. Using the Democratic process, millions of Americans sent a message – they want divided power in Washington to curb the worst excesses of both parties. The undersigned stand with the voters. We believe it would be both imprudent, and a reflection of poor leadership, for Republicans to ignore the will of the American people and rubber stamp an omnibus spending bill that funds ten more months of President Biden’s agenda without any check on his reckless policies that have led to a 40-year high in inflation.

    Since taking office, President Biden has overseen a $4.8 trillion increase in the national deficit, costing the average American household an estimated $753 more a month. It should be up to the new Congress to set spending priorities for the remainder of this fiscal year.

    Now is the time for Republicans to get serious about leading America towards a better future. The current Continuing Resolution funds the federal government through December 16, 2022. We must not accept anything other than a short-term Continuing Resolution that funds the federal government until shortly after the 118th Congress is sworn in.

Free Vulcan:
Pfft. You voted him in suckas. He's gonna do what he wants. Eat it.

Mitch McConnell: Leadership Wants Lame-Duck Congress to Pass Omnibus Spending Bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that congressional leadership is in “widespread agreement” that the lame-duck session of Congress should pass an omnibus spending bill.

On Tuesday, McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy met with President Joe Biden and discussed legislative priorities for the remainder of the year.

“We’re going to work together, to fund, I hope, work together to fund the government, COVID, and war in Ukraine,” Biden said. “All controversial and consequential issues.”

Following the meeting, McConnell stated that there was “widespread agreement that we’d be better off with an omnibus than a” continuing resolution, as Politico noted.

An omnibus package would allow for new spending, and McConnell aims to secure more defense funding that is not attainable through a continuing resolution. He cited several major spending bills Democrats have passed over the past few years, enabling them to meet “a number of their domestic priorities,” and suggested a potential  “sticking point” could be the left’s desire for even more domestic spending, as Roll Call’s Adam Quigly reported:

    “Our feeling is that the Democrats have met a number of their domestic priorities previously” through 2021’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package and this year’s budget reconciliation law, which contained roughly $450 billion in clean energy and health care-related spending, McConnell said.

    “And they’re insistent on continuing to request astronomical increases on the nondefense, domestic side, is a sticking point,” McConnell said. “So that’s where we are and we’re going to keep talking to each other and hopefully work this out.”


Plain and simple; there is no conservative leadership under McConnell.

Killer Clouds:

--- Quote from: libertybele on November 30, 2022, 09:51:15 pm ---Plain and simple; there is no conservative leadership under McConnell.

--- End quote ---
There is no conservative leadership under McCarthy either.


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