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Democrats Dare GOP, Link Debt Limit to Vital Spending Bill (1)

Sept. 20, 2021, 9:01 PM

House Democrats will include a suspension of the U.S. debt ceiling in a spending bill needed to keep the government open past the end of this month, a risky move backed by President Joe Biden that assures a potentially damaging showdown with Republicans.

The debt ceiling would be suspended through December 2022, which would push that battle past the mid-term congressional elections. The stopgap funding bill would last through Dec. 3, 2021, a person familiar with the legislation said -- setting up another fight to keep the government operating at the end of this year.

But those dates may not ...

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