McConnell wants deal on defense spending

March 18, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Spending
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via Politico

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that he won’t vote for another stopgap spending measure without a full-year defense appropriations bill.

“I don’t intend to support, myself, another continuing resolution that does not contain the defense appropriations…we are not going to be passing another continuing resolution without the funding for the Department of Defense for the remainder of the fiscal year,” said McConnell on the Senate floor.

Less than 24 hours before those comments, McConnell told reporters that he believed the Senate would approve the three-week stopgap funding measure that passed the House Tuesday evening. The Senate is expected to take up the same funding measure, which will buy Congressional leaders additional time to negotiation a long-term budget solution, later this week.

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