Congress reaches agreement to avert calamitous US debt default

Congress reaches agreement to avert calamitous US debt default

This post was originally published on this site US senators struck a deal Tuesday to create a one-time law allowing Democrats to lift the nation’s borrowing authority and avert a catastrophic credit default without requiring votes from the opposition Republicans. The House of Representatives approved the fix in an evening...

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No deal in sight as Congress nears debt limit deadline

No deal in sight as Congress nears debt limit deadline

This post was originally published on this siteCongress is only a couple of weeks away from hitting the Dec. 15 deadline to raise the federal debt limit and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) don’t appear to be anywhere close to a deal….

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Senate GOP lines up behind Trump-backed candidates

Senate GOP lines up behind Trump-backed candidates

This post was originally published on this siteRepublican leaders are getting on board with Donald Trump’s growing list of Senate endorsements after months of hand-wringing over the former president’s picks.Despite early concerns that Trump could tip the scales toward untested primary candidates…

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Senate Democrats are pushing a voting rights bill Republicans have vowed to block

Senate Democrats are pushing a voting rights bill Republicans have vowed to block

This post was originally published on this site The Freedom to Vote Act was led in part by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who was trying to get Republicans on board. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell vocally opposed it. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

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McConnell gets GOP wake-up call

McConnell gets GOP wake-up call

This post was originally published on this siteThe backlash Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) received from fellow Republican senators last week is a wake-up call to the GOP leader that he doesn’t have any more political capital to spend on helping Democrats raise the debt limit again…

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McConnell ‘respectfully’ tells Biden it’s time for Democrats to raise debt ceiling

McConnell ‘respectfully’ tells Biden it’s time for Democrats to raise debt ceiling

This post was originally published on this siteSenate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is urging President Biden to lean on Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to get Democrats to raise the debt ceiling on their own.”I respectfully submit…

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