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Freedom Caucus urges McConnell to block government funding over vaccine mandates

Added 12-01-21 11:57:01am EST - “The House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday called on Senate? Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to use all of the tools at his disposal to? deny "timely passage" for government funding legislation in the upp” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Freedom Caucus urges McConnell to block government funding over vaccine mandates”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday called on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate nearing deal on defense bill after setback On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Schumer eyeing Build Back Better vote as soon as week of Dec. 13 MORE (R-Ky.) to use all of the tools at his disposal to deny "timely passage" for government funding legislation in the upper chamber over the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates.

With current funding for the government set to expire on Friday, the group of Republicans is putting pressure on party colleagues in the upper chamber to employ what they described in a letter to McConnell as “important leverage” against mandates they say are “unlawful.”

BREAKING: House Freedom Caucus sends letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to use all procedural tools at his disposal to deny timely passage of the CR unless it prohibits funding for the vaccine mandates.Full letter⬇️ pic.twitter.com/6wM8BWXqAd

Republicans in the House Freedom Caucus say they want McConnell to use "all procedural tools” in his arsenal “to deny timely passage of [a continuing resolution] unless it prohibits funding — in all respects — for the vaccine mandates and enforcement thereof."

The letter comes as lawmakers in both chambers are working to strike a deal to prevent a shutdown on Friday with a continuing resolution (CR), which will temporarily fund the government at the previous year’s fiscal levels until a larger bipartisan agreement can be reached on spending levels for the new year.

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