Senate Leaders Predict Passage of New Spending Measure

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “said Sunday that he would support House Republicans’ three-week continuing resolution to stave off a government shutdown,” Roll Call reports.

“I don’t think we ought to let the government shut down,” the Kentucky Republican said on “Fox News Sunday,” noting that the short-term measure includes $6 billion in spending cuts.

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McConnell predicted that most Republicans would vote in favor of the bill, even though it does not include riders that would cancel funding for controversial programs. “I think [the short-term bill] should pass and will pass,” he said.

Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL):

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Democrats would support the short-term CR, which he hoped House Republicans would take “as a signal of good faith” in ongoing budget negotiations.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also voiced his support for the measure today.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the No. 3 leader of the Senate, said Sunday he’ll support the latest short-term spending bill to keep the government running, but that Congress must negotiate a final package for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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