Mitch McConnell

Sen. McConnell to Vote Against Budget Deal

So say sources


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to vote against the budget deal brokered by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a source close to McConnell told Business Insider.

McConnell's opposition comes to the higher discretionary spending levels set in the deal, which goes against his long-held position that the spending levels under sequestration are the right position for Republicans.

McConnell is up for re-election next year, and he faces a primary challenge from Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin.