(CNN) - When Congress returns for its lame duck session this week, its members will have to decide which issues to tackle first, and according to one Republican, that will not include a discussion of the "don't ask, don't tell" military policy.
Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said the priorities should be passing a continuing resolution so the government will continue to run through January and addressing the tax cut extensions.
"I don't think there's a lot of appetite to try to jam stuff through," Cornyn said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.
Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner said he supports changing the military policy, but conceded, "Who know what's going to happen in the lame duck."
Last week Warner proposed extending the Bush-era tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans and repealing them for the top two percent of income earners. The savings, he said should be invested in businesses.
Warner said he doesn't think anyone has signed on to the plan yet, and Cornyn was ambivalent about the proposal.
"The most important thing the economy needs now is certainty," Cornyn said. "We don't need to raise taxes on anyone during a fragile economic recovery."
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