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Republicans take aim at Biden’s climate plan in debt ceiling fight

Posted on AllSides May 9th, 2023
From The Left
Politics, Debt Ceiling, Climate Change, Republican Party
Alex Brandon/AP

Amid warnings about looming fiscal catastrophe, the GOP is attempting to use Biden’s climate agenda as a bargaining chip over raising the debt ceiling – even if it could hurt Republican voters.

Late last month, House Republicans narrowly passed speaker Kevin McCarthy’s proposal to raise the government’s debt ceiling in exchange for sweeping cuts to federal spending.

Known as the Limit, Save, Grow Act, the proposal – which is unlikely to progress through the Democrat-majority Senate and which the president says he would veto – would eliminateBiden’s student loan forgiveness plan and claw back...

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