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Calls Grow for Joe Biden to Invoke Constitution to Raise Debt Ceiling

Posted on AllSides May 3rd, 2023
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An untested legal theory allowing President Joe Biden to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling is gaining traction on Capitol Hill, as Congress and the White House face a looming deadline for avoiding a catastrophic default.

With Biden and House Republicans locked in a standoff over raising the nation's borrowing limit, a growing number of senators from both parties are discussing the possibility of Joe Biden invoking a clause in the 14th Amendment that some legal scholars say allows the president to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval.

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