Senator McConnell: Republicans are united in opposition to raising the debt ceiling

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) said Tuesday that Republicans will vote to reject any government funding bill that also raises the nation’s debt ceiling.

The contextSenate Majority Leader Charles Schumer said he plans to raise the debt ceiling on a regular basis, meaning he needs at least 10 GOP votes to overcome filibuster.

  • McConnell explained that Republicans oppose raising the debt ceiling “not because it is not necessary to do so,” but because doing so would pave the way for Democrats to pass the $ 3.5 trillion infrastructure plan.
  • Earlier this week, Democrats presented a new tax law that will allow, among other things, to pay the expenses of Biden’s plan and that undoes much of President Trump’s tax cut in 2017.
  • Government departments and agencies need to be funded with an ongoing resolution to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.

What do they say? “This year is unique […] The last time the debt ceiling was raised it was on a bipartisan basis in conjunction with a blanket cap agreement [de gasto]McConnell added.

  • Moderate senators Mitt Romney (R) of Utah and Rob Portman (R) of Ohio ruled out voting in favor of a funding resolution that would expand the nation’s borrowing authority on Tuesday.

Main source of the news: The Hill



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