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Entitlement, Spending Cap Plans Linked by GOP to Debt-Limit Deal (1)

Oct. 11, 2022, 9:30 AMUpdated: Oct. 11, 2022, 4:23 PM

Social Security and Medicare eligibility changes, spending caps, and safety-net work requirements are among the top priorities for key House Republicans who want to use next year’s debt-limit deadline to extract concessions from Democrats.

The four Republicans interested in serving as House Budget Committee chairman in the next Congress said in interviews that next year’s deadline to raise or suspend the debt ceiling is a point of leverage if their party can win control of the House in the November midterm elections.

The Republican position — which members are still formulating — could set the stage for an explosive standoff ...