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McCarthy renegotiates GOP debt bill in dead of night

Posted on AllSides April 26th, 2023
From The Left
Politics, US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, Federal Spending, Debt Ceiling
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House Republicans’ push to pass a debt ceiling plan appeared back on track Wednesday morning after GOP leaders made eleventh-hour changes to satisfy more than a dozen disgruntled members — a walk-back after openly refusing to tweak the bill.

During the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, the House Rules Committee agreed to major changes to help satisfy the demands of Midwesterners who were raising concerns about ethanol provisions and some conservative demands for stronger work requirements for social programs. Earlier in the day, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and his team had...

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