- By Sarah Mimms National Journal September 16, 2015
As Congress prepares to pass a short-term continuing resolution, putting off a government shutdown for a few months, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Republicans Wednesday that they’ll have to negotiate with Democrats to roll back looming spending cuts later this year.
“We are inevitably going to end up in negotiations that will crack the Budget Control Act once again,” McConnell said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Now let me just say this about the Budget Control Act. Before we started revisiting it, it actually did a pretty good job. We reduced government spending for two years in a row for the first time since the Korean War. … But there’s a lot of pressure in Congress to spend more; the administration certainly wants to spend more.”