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

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.

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