House Republicans are seeking a way out of their debt ceiling crisis and are already considering suspending it until September 30.
Republican leaders in the House of Representatives are considering proposing a short-term extension of the federal debt ceiling to delay the risk of a default until Sept. 30, according to a person familiar with their deliberations.
It’s a move that would give more time to resolve an impasse with Democrats, and it’s not clear if the Democrat-controlled Senate or even the White House would agree to briefly defer a debt ceiling settlement. But at least it shows an opening.
That House Republicans are already looking for a way out is a win for President Biden. The president stuck to his stance of no negotiations even after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) claimed Democrats should negotiate with Republicans over the debt ceiling, and the result is that Republicans appear to be about to agree one to back down.
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House Republicans wanted a debt ceiling well before they won the House majority. They thought they could blackmail Social Security and Medicare cuts Biden and the Democrats.
House Republicans quickly realize they were wrong.
Kevin McCarthy and company can suspend the debt ceiling for as long as they want, but there will be no agreement from Democrats.
All the tough GOP talk is over as Republicans look for a way.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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