McConnell says Republicans will not again aid Democrats in raising debt limit

- Advertisement -


FILE PHOTO: US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters after the Senate Republican Weekly Policy Luncheon at the US Capitol on September 28, 2021 in Washington, US. Businesshala/Elizabeth Frantz
- Advertisement -

WASHINGTON (Businesshala) – A day after the Senate approved a temporary lift in the US debt limit, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wrote in a letter to President Joe Biden that he would not aid Democrats again in raising the debt limit. .

After weeks of partisan fighting, the Senate here approved a short-term reform that would allow the United States to avoid lapses in its bills in a 50-48 vote on Thursday evening. The House will vote on the measure on Tuesday.

- Advertisement -

Congress will need to find a long-term solution in December. But McConnell has said the relief will give Democrats enough time to raise the debt limit through a procedural step known as reconciliation, which Democrats have dismissed as an alternative to lifting the cap.

In his letter to Biden, McConnell referred to comments on the Senate floor Thursday by Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who said Republicans had played a “dangerous and risky partisan game.”

“I am writing to clarify that in light of Senator Schumer’s frenzy and my sincere concerns that another huge, reckless, partisan spending bill will hurt Americans and help China, I will reduce any future efforts.” Will not be a party to the consequences of Democratic mismanagement,” McConnell wrote.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Leslie Adler and Rosalba O’Brien

.

- Advertisement -

Stay on top - Get the daily news in your inbox

DMCA / Correction Notice

Recent Articles

Related Stories

Stay on top - Get the daily news in your inbox