Talks Continue on McConnell’s Debt Ceiling Offer to Cover Existing Expenses Until DecemberEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Talks between Senate party leaders on a deal to temporarily raise the debt ceiling by a fixed dollar amount have spilled over into Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters early Thursday morning from the Senate floor. Several Democrats had indicated support of the offer from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that would let them raise the debt ceiling before the United States defaults without a GOP filibuster, by an amount enough to cover current government expenditure until December. Without congressional action to raise the debt ceiling that already stands at $28.4 trillion, the Treasury Department has forecast that it will run out of ways to meet all its obligations by Oct. 18. McConnell’s deal would allow for a temporary debt limit extension, but leave any raising of the debt ceiling to fund further partisan spending bills, like Biden’s “Build Back Better” Act, to Democrats to pass through the budget …Read More

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