Dems To Extend Debt Limit Short-Term, Manchin V. Sanders Goes Public

By Amy Lotven / October 6, 2021 at 8:03 PM
Democrats on Wednesday (Oct. 6) reportedly agreed to take up a short-term extension of the debt ceiling, punting the issue until December as lawmakers continue to hash out a reconciliation package still expected to be pared back to the $2 trillion or so range. Also Wednesday, Sen. Joe Machin (D-WV) again said the Senate reconciliation bill should be further scaled back and more targeted, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hit back saying that Manchin -- and Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten...

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