Republicans Want Spending Cuts, Insist Democrats Wield The Knife
House Republicans are demanding sharp spending cuts in exchange for raising the nation’s borrowing limit this year, but they’ve suggested President Joe Biden and the Democrats should specify what exactly to cut in the federal budget.
“If Washington is spending too much money, is there not some money that President Biden can identify that’s wasteful in Washington?” Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the No. 2 House Republican, said Wednesday.
Republicans’ refusal to lay out a detailed plan for tackling the debt is a result of the many internal disagreements in the...