Right Pushes McConnell to Back Budget Cuts

Thursday, 03 Mar 2011 10:36 AM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Conservative Republicans are pressing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hard not to accept reductions in the $60 billion of budget cuts approved by the GOP-controlled House. While McConnell realizes Democrats, who control the Senate, won’t agree to that level of spending decreases, he is aligning himself with the conservatives so far, Politico reports.

right pushes mcconnell on budget cuts
                    McConnell
Asked about the proposed $60 billion reduction, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said, “I think it would put us in a deep spot if we objected.” And Utah Sen. Mike Lee said it would be a “huge mistake” for Republicans to accept anything below that level. “If what you’re talking about are cuts that are less aggressive even than the $60 billion, that’s a problem,” the freshman said.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

WaPo's Cillizza: Obama's Incompetence Will Hurt Midterm Dems

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 21:39 PM

President Barack Obama is facing a problem of the public having confidence in his abilities, but Democrats seeking midte . . .

Leahy to Propose Strong Curbs on NSA Phone Data Collection

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 19:21 PM

A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transparency . . .

Embattled Cuomo Defends Handling of 'Corrupt' Corruption Panel

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 16:43 PM

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday defended his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administ . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved