Democrats hurtle toward debt deadline without a clear plan

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2021
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federal budget, federal debt, US Senate, Senate Democrats

President Joe Biden's infrastructure negotiations could get more complicated, thanks to the government's need to keep paying its bills on time.

Democrats are weighing two starkly different options for raising the debt ceiling, with the federal government expected to reach the limits of its borrowing authority within months or even weeks. They could use the filibuster protections of the budget process to raise the debt ceiling and pass some or all of Biden’s infrastructure agenda without GOP support, or they could find 10 Senate Republican votes to suspend the debt...

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