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McConnell: Democrats Have ‘Plenty of Time’ To Address Debt Cap

Sept. 23, 2021, 2:01 PM

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats have “plenty of time” to raise the debt limit through a process that would require no GOP votes.

  • Democrats “have every procedural tool they need to promptly advance a separate standalone piece of legislation addressing the debt limit without a single Republican vote,” he says on the Senate floor
  • McConnell says “this won’t be a multi-week process, probably about a week of the Senate’s time or a little more”
  • NOTE: McConnell’s comments come after House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth said Wednesday that his staff concluded Democrats “probably” do not have enough time ...

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