Pelosi, Schumer Seek to Combine Debt Limit Measure With Bill to Avert Government ShutdownEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Democrats this week will combine a short-term government funding bill with a measure to suspend the U.S. debt limit in a bid to avoid a government shutdown. In a joint statement on Monday, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the “American people expect our Republican colleagues to live up to their responsibilities and make good on the debts they proudly helped incur in the December 2020 ‘908’ COVID package that helped American families and small businesses reeling from the COVID crisis.” Their statement said that Democrats will try to push the bill ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline to fund the government. “Both Republicans and Democrats have priorities they want to see addressed in the regular order appropriations process for Fiscal Year 2022, and an extension of government funding through December will provide an appropriate amount of time for that …Read More

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