The Senate Conservatives Fund reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is preparing to give in to the Democrats yet again.(ht Felix Bronstein)
According to several media reports, McConnell is preparing to cut a deal on the Continuing Resolution (CR) that increases spending, rewards his corporate cronies, and creates a lame-duck session after the election.
Specifically, the CR:
Spends a total of $174 billion over the budget caps set in 2013;
Expands cronyism by allowing the Export-Import Bank to finalize deals over $10 million that it currently can’t approve; and
Funds the government for only 10 weeks so Congress can do even more harm in a lame-duck session after many lawmakers have been voted out of office and during the holidays when few are paying attention.
And what about all of the conservative riders that Republicans could have added to stop funding for the Iran nuclear deal, the Syrian refugee program, sanctuary cities, Planned Parenthood, and Obamacare?
All of those priorities have been surrendered.