January 18, 2018 / 1:44 PM / 2 months ago

Republican Senator Rounds says cannot back current government spending bill: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Mike Rounds said he would not vote for a measure to temporarily fund the government and avoid a government shutdown this week, citing concerns about defense spending and Congress’ inability to pass budgets on time.

FILE PHOTO: Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

“I’m opposing the CR (continuing resolution) in its current form,” Rounds told CNN in an interview on Thursday.

Reporting by Susan Heavey

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