Debt Limit Bill Heads to Key Committee in First Test of G.O.P. Support

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2023
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Politics, Debt Ceiling, US House of Representatives, House Rules Committee
Haiyun Jiang for The New York Times

Legislation to raise the government debt ceiling and set federal spending limits begins its obstacle-laden route through Congress on Tuesday with consideration by a crucial panel where it will face its first test, as congressional leaders rush to win passage before a default projected in less than a week.

The House Rules Committee is typically a rubber stamp for party leaders, but the panel includes some hard-right Republicans whom Speaker Kevin McCarthy added in January to help him win over conservatives during his battle for the speakership. Now that concession could prove...

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