April 10, 2018 / 7:06 PM / a year ago

Senate leader says open to talks on spending cuts package

FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday he was open to discussing potential legislation to cut government spending from levels recently approved by Congress, but indicated some doubt on whether such as goal could be reached.

“I’m willing to discuss with the administration the possibility of some kind of (spending) rescissions package,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters. “I think it’s worth a discussion. Whether that’s achievable is another matter.”

Reporting by Makini Brice and Lisa Lambert; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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