| 21 September 2023, Thursday |

Top Senate Republican vows to fight Democrats’ new spending bill “as hard as we can”

A new Democratic energy and drug bill will be opposed by Republicans “as hard as we can,” U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Thursday. He predicted the legislation would be a terrible job killer for American families and that Republicans would fight the legislation “as hard as we can.”

The breakthrough $430 billion package, which was approved on Wednesday by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and independent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, was discussed by Democrats after they met in a meeting. McConnell, the chamber’s senior Republican, then addressed.

“What’s happening here is that Manchin and Schumer have reached an agreement that is absolutely horrendous and totally unnecessary given the inflation the Democrats have already created,” the Kentucky Republican said in a brief interview.

“Now they want to pass job-killing taxes, as well as install socialist price controls, which will mean fewer people benefiting from cures. So that’s the issue that we’re headed toward, and it’s an unmitigated disaster for the country and we’re going to fight it as hard can,” he said.

  • Reuters