Sen. Corker: ‘Sequester-Killing Grand Bargain’ Possible Next Year

Posted June 13, 2014 at 5:15am

Defense News reports that “should the GOP win control of the US Senate, a window will open for lawmakers and the Obama White House to take one more shot at a sequester-killing fiscal deal, a key Senate Republican tells CongressWatch.”  

“Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was involved in every effort to strike a ‘grand bargain’ over the last few years. And despite a frustrating end to talks last September, Corker sees an opportunity early next year, when a new Congress is seated.”  

“The key, in his eyes: A potentially divided government, with Republicans controlling the legislative branch and Democrats the executive.”