GOP Debt Ceiling Move Forces Dems To Burn Floor Time Or Gamble

By John Wilkerson / July 21, 2021 at 6:47 PM
Senate Democrats would have to burn 20 hours of floor time if they vote to raise the debt ceiling in a budget reconciliation bill that is separate from their planned $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, but it would be a gamble to add the debt ceiling to their $3.5 trillion plan because they might not pass it before the country runs out of money, sources said. Democrats said they’ve not decided how to proceed. Republicans’ refusal to raise the debt...

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