The Washington Post reports:
Senate Republicans on Monday prepared to block a bill that would fund the government, provide billions of dollars in hurricane relief and stave off a default in U.S. debts, part of the party’s renewed campaign to undermine President Biden’s broader economic agenda. The GOP’s expected opposition is sure to deal a death blow to the measure, which had passed the House last week, and threatens to add to the pressure on Democrats to devise their own path forward ahead of a series of urgent fiscal deadlines.
A failure to address the issues could cause severe financial calamity, the White House has warned, potentially plunging the United States into another recession. Ahead of the planned Monday vote, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) staked his party’s position — that Republicans are not willing to vote for any measure that raises or suspends the debt ceiling, even if they have no intentions of shutting down the government in the process.
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Senate Republicans prepare to block measure to fund government, stave off U.S. default https://t.co/fW2PZillL8
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 27, 2021
BREAKING: Democrats release video showing Mitch McConnell contradicting himself on the debt ceiling between Trump and Biden: pic.twitter.com/vSZyqAkTHo
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) September 22, 2021
“Mitch McConnell has amazing nerve. The Republicans did this three times during Trump. They raised the debt ceiling,” @clairecmc says. “Democrats always gave them votes on the debt ceiling, always.” https://t.co/qlJxi9zeJy
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 23, 2021