Thu Dec 15, 2022 AT 10:00 AM EST
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., led a conference meeting on Wednesday in an effort to persuade fellow Republicans to home in on fiscal conservatism and delay a major spending bill until the next Congress is sworn in — when Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives.
The huddle comes as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he backs the framework of the omnibus appropriations deal Wednesday to fund the government through most of 2023, the first step in a scramble to prevent a government shutdown. Appropriators have yet to disclose the terms of the agreement, but it is expected to set defense spending at $858 billion. Read Full Story