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McConnell seeks big influence over Trump-era GOP

BY ALEXANDER BOLTON

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is planning to have a major influence over Republican policymaking even after he steps down as party leader at the end of the year and is working behind the scenes to lay out an agenda for his party if it wins unified control of government.

Senate Republicans say McConnell is building the groundwork for a big budget reconciliation package that would extend the Trump-era tax cuts and provide a major boost for defense spending.

Even after stepping down as the longest-serving Senate party leader in American history, McConnell would still be well-positioned to have his fingers on moving former President Trump’s agenda through Congress, if Trump were to beat President Biden in November.

A Republican senator said McConnell is already working behind the scenes to pull together the pieces of a massive reconciliation package so Senate Republicans would be able to hit the ground running if they win back control of the Senate, Trump wins the White House and Republicans keep control of the House.

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