© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert/File Photo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said an energy permitting proposal by Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is a “poison pill” in a stop-gap spending package to keep federal government funding running past Friday.
McConnell urged fellow Republican lawmakers to vote ‘no’ in a procedural vote on the spending measure scheduled for Tuesday.