McConnell warns of government funding standoff over debt limit
Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, responded by calling McConnell’s threat “risky and dangerous.”
Congress has only two weeks to pass a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating.
McConnell was responding to a reporter who asked whether Republicans would provide the 10 GOP votes needed to pass a stopgap funding measure, known as a continuing resolution, that will be needed after Sept. 30, when 2021 funding expires.
Lawmakers will try to pass a short-term bill because partisan differences have prevented the passage of fiscal 2022...