Democrats are trying to jam through as much as they can in the lame-duck session before the incoming Republican majority stymies their ability to pass legislation.

So far, their agenda includes a massive omnibus spending bill to the tune of $1.7 trillion and an “immigration reform” package that would include almost no concessions on border security but provide mass amnesty to DACA recipients and others.

Prospective House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is still trying to wrangle votes from conservative hardliners to lock in his status as Speaker.

He has made a number of concessions to them, including starting committees to investigate illegal activities by Hunter Biden.

In another overture to the more conservative members of his caucus, he vowed on Tuesday to block bills from any Republican who votes for the omnibus spending bill during the lame-duck session.

If the bill does not pass a 60-vote threshold in the Senate, it is unlikely that it would pass during lame duck as Republicans could employ a range of procedural tactics to slow its passage.

Breitbart Reports

RNC Chair Ronna Romney-McDaniel and Republican wanna-be Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Tuesday joined 13 Republicans who vowed to tank any priorities of GOP senators who vote for the 4,155 page omnibus bill that was negotiated with Democrats before a new Republican majority could take control of the House.

Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Scott Perry (R-PA), and Andy Biggs (R-AZ), along with nine other conservatives House members, signed a letter Tuesday promising to block any priorities of the Republican senators who rushed to support the omnibus deal with Democrats just days before Congress leaves town for Christmas.

“At the very least, due respect for Americans who elected would call for not passing a ‘lame duck’ bill just days before members fly home for Christmas and two weeks before a new Republican majority is sworn in for the 118th Congress,” the conservative members wrote. “Senate Republicans have 41 votes necessary to stop this and should do so now.”

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