Graham: Tax cuts will make it through lame duck, 'Don't ask, don't tell' will not

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGun-control supporters plan next steps versus NRA Bipartisan gun measure survives test vote Senate Republicans may defy NRA on guns MORE (R-S.C.) gave a preview Sunday of what he believes will — and won't —make it through the lame-duck session.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Graham stood with fellow Armed Services Committee member Sen. John McCainJohn McCainFormer Bush national security official backing Clinton over Trump Juan Williams: GOP sounds the sirens over Trump Marines reignite debate on women in combat MORE (R-Ariz.), who said two weeks ago that studies into "Don't ask, don't tell" should focus on how lifting the policy would affect troop morale and not just how the military could implement a repeal.

Thus, repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military, he said, is "not going anywhere."

"I don't believe there's anywhere near the votes to repeal 'Don't ask, don't tell' on the Republican side," Graham said. "I think we'll be united in lame-duck."

On extending the Bush-era tax cuts, which is likely to be the most pressing order of business when the Senate reconvenes, Graham predicted a bipartisan lame-duck vote to extend all of the tax cuts for two or three years.

Also on Fox, Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillOvernight Tech: Obama heads back to Silicon Valley | FCC meeting preview | Yahoo bans terror content | Zuckerberg on sit-in live streams Senator shares frustrating call with cable company Hate TV customer service? So does your senator MORE (D-Mo.) said she would support raising the upper-income-level limit to a million dollars. "I think we should draw the line in the sand for millionaires," she said, decrying that "the middle class could be held hostage" by the extended tax debate.

On the DREAM Act, which Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidWeek ahead: Court watchers await abortion ruling; Zika fight heads to Senate This week: Zika, Puerto Rico fights loom ahead of recess Hispanic Caucus PAC looks to flex its muscles in 2016 MORE (D-Nev.) promised during the campaign that he would bring up in the lame-duck session, Graham predicted no chance of success.

"If we bring up the DREAM Act in the lame-duck that's going nowhere," Graham said.

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