Senate braces for a nasty debt ceiling fight
Republicans are digging in on the federal debt limit, warning Democrats that it will be up to them to avoid a default as President Biden pushes for trillions more in spending.
GOP senators are taking a firm line as Democrats plot a path for their $3.5 trillion spending measure, which the party plans to pass with budget reconciliation rules that will prevent the GOP from blocking it with a filibuster.
Given those plans, GOP senators say they won’t lift a finger to help Democrats raise the debt ceiling.
“I’m not sure why...