McConnell Says Goal on Spending Bill to Fund Government, Avoid Tax Increases

Posted November 18, 2014 at 4:42pm

With appropriators hoping for a spending bill compromise by Dec. 8, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he “anticipated” supporting a House-passed spending measure to fund the government past Dec. 11 while criticizing President Barack Obama for his expected executive action on immigration.

“Our goal is to fund the government; how long will be determined, I think largely, by the House majority in consultation with the Senate majority, and to avoid retroactive tax increases,” McConnell said at his weekly news conference.