McCarthy's loyal soldiers emerge in Biden country

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2023
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Biden-district Republicans are surfacing as reliable votes for the GOP's debt ceiling bill even as Democrats prepare to use it against them on the campaign trail.

Why it matters: With a five-seat majority and Democrats closing ranks against the measure, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) needs just about everyone in his conference to support the bill.

The bill introduced last week would raise the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion, while cutting spending in some areas and requiring stricter work requirements for food stamps and Medicaid.

Vulnerable Republicans see little downside...

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