Schumer says lawmakers must address debt ceiling by end of week

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2021
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told his Senate colleagues on Monday that they must pass legislation addressing the debt ceiling by the end of the week, aiming to stave off a debt crisis as the deadline to skirt a first-ever default moves closer.

Schumer, a Democrat from New York, warned his fellow Senate Democrats in a "Dear Colleague" letter that Congress "does not have the luxury" of waiting until October 18 to suspend the debt limit, which is the estimated date at which the Treasury Department would exhaust measures allowing the federal government to...

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