Republican lawmakers, House Freedom Caucus demand Kevin McCarthy hold the line on debt ceiling negotiations
Members of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus and other GOP lawmakers are pressuring Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to stand firm in debt ceiling negotiations with President Biden. last month.
“First, President Biden delayed engagement with Congress for months on the debt ceiling and, now that he is engaging, press reports indicate he is pushing to water down the provisions of the House-passed Limit, Save, Grow Act while simultaneously demanding a debt ceiling increase of $4 trillion or more (well beyond the $1.5 trillion provided in the House bill),” they wrote.
“In response to the President’s preposterous position, we encourage you to add additional provisions to the Limit, Save, Grow Act such as the inclusion of the recently passed Secure the Border Act and the end to funding for the FBI’s massive (larger than the Pentagon) new headquarters.”
The House Freedom Caucus and other GOP lawmakers are pressuring Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to stand firm in debt ceiling negotiations with President Biden.
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