Manchin Says Dems Should Use Reconciliation to Raise Debt Limit, Countering BidenEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) on Monday went against party leadership and suggested that Democrats should use the reconciliation process to raise the debt limit as Republicans double down on their commitment to vote against any increase to government spending. Republicans, upset with Democrats’ partisan bills, have demanded that Democrats use the partisan reconciliation process to raise the debt ceiling as well. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell explained this position in a Monday letter to President Joe Biden, writing “since your party wishes to govern alone, it must handle the debt limit alone as well.” Republicans have since re-upped this challenge, saying that they will filibuster any non-reconciliation bill that raises the debt ceiling. This route has long been rejected by Democratic leadership in both chambers of Congress. In early September, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rejected calls to include a debt limit increase in the Democrats’ partisan …Read More

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