Apparently Dingy didn’t have the votes:
Democrats controlling the Senate have abandoned a 1,924-page catchall spending measure that’s laced with homestate pet projects known as earmarks and that would have provided another $158 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Nevada Democrat Harry Reid gave up on the nearly $1.3 trillion bill after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for the bill pulled back their support.
GOP leader Mitch McConnell threw his weight against the bill in recent days, saying it was in his words “unbelievable” that Democrats would try to muscle through in just a few days legislation that usually takes months to debate.
Reid said he would work with McConnell to produce a short-term funding bill to keep the government running into early next year.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
He’s going to work with McConnell, now? Uhhhh….
I hope some deal wasn’t struck with Republicans. I’m sorry I have a suspicious mind, but I do…
There are other votes coming up in the next couple of days:
Reid announces he’s filing cloture on DREAM Act, DADT to be voted on Saturday. Debate on START tomorrow with amendments.
Hold the line, Republicans.