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Democrats filled by debt ceiling dread

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2023
From The Left
Politics, Debt Ceiling, Democratic Party, Senate Democrats, House Democrats
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Congressional Democrats are dreading a potential debt default. They are also dreading a potential debt ceiling deal.

Why it matters: What’s good for President Biden – and the economy – might not feel so good for congressional Democrats, who are largely in the dark on the deal's specifics and concerned they'll be forced to support a bill that eviscerates programs they have long championed.

Those Democrats are pinning their hopes on Biden forcing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to accept a deal that will need a big block of Democratic votes to...

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