Political and Legislative

Senate Is Looking to Take Control in Spending Fight With House

The Senate is looking to take control of the push to fund the government as it plans to kick off consideration of the first set of spending bills next week, while the House struggles to move past a morass of partisan packages.

Top appropriators Wednesday announced the upper chamber will consider what’s known as a “minibus” consisting of the Agriculture-Food and Drug Administration, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development appropriations bills.

But the trouble in the House is giving senators agita. House conservatives pushed Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to back away from spending levels struck in a deal negotiated earlier this year. And he’s struggled to get even full Republican buy-in on at least one partisan spending bill.

Read the source article at The Hill

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