US debt ceiling: Republican hard-right vows to sink deal hours before vote expected

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus have attacked the proposed spending cuts in the debt ceiling bill as woefully inadequate, and vowed to oppose the legislation when it hits the floor.

“We had the time to act, and this deal fails – fails completely,” Representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, chair of the Freedom Caucus, said on Tuesday. “We will do everything in our power to stop it and end it now.”

The House is expected to hold a final vote on the bill on Wednesday, while other members of the...

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