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October 17, 2013


McConnell Enemies Blast Pork in Budget Deal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's Republican enemies "seized on a provision included in the final deal they said was a betrayal of conservative causes," the Lexington Herald Leader reports.

"The deal contained a $2.8 billion authorization for the Olmstead lock and dam project in Western Kentucky that at first glance appeared to many as McConnell sneaking pork into the last-minute bill. While McConnell was the target, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said he asked for its inclusion."












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