McConnell: Senate likely to vote Wednesday on House debt-limit extension

“Three months is not very much time in Congress, so let’s use this additional time to work on a plan.”

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Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty MurrayPatty MurrayLawmakers blast poultry, meat industries over worker injuries Senate passes broad spending bill with .1B in Zika funds The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Wash.) has said she would put forward a budget proposal in her committee and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidOvernight Defense: VA chief 'deeply' regrets Disney remark; Senate fight brews over Gitmo Overnight Healthcare: House loosens pesticide rules to fight Zika | A GOP bill that keeps some of ObamaCare | More proof of pending premium hikes The Trail 2016: Digging up dirt MORE (D-Nev.) has said he intends to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote.

Republicans want major spending reductions in exchange for extending the deadline for a longer period of time, but Democrats have said that there is room for more revenue increases through closing tax loopholes.

“Democrats need to put their preoccupation with taxes aside and focus on the root problem: spending,” McConnell said. “It’s time to make some tough decisions for a change.”

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