Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

If Democrats Want to Pass the $3.5 Trillion Budget Alone, They Can Raise the Debt Limit Alone: McConnell

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Senate leaders are debating who is responsible for raising the now $28 trillion debt limit, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) arguing that Republicans added $8 trillion to the debt during the Trump administration, while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saying that the GOP used a bipartisan approach to passing spending bills but Democrats have been passing legislation along party lines. “This isn’t the last four years, when we were reaching bipartisan government funding agreements, bipartisan appropriations, and bipartisan COVID bills. Democrats have made a different choice. They want to make policy all by themselves,” said McConnell on Tuesday from the Senate floor. “So, they can come up with financing on their own, as well. Democratic leaders have every tool and procedure they need to handle the debt limit on a partisan basis, just like they’re choosing to handle everything else.” McConnell was referring to the Democrats’ partisan …

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