Biden, McCarthy work to shore up support for debt ceiling bill ahead of House vote

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and White House officials worked to shore up support for a bill that would raise the debt ceiling and cut government spending, as the House prepared to vote Wednesday night on the legislation. After weeks of grueling negotiations, the Fiscal Responsibility Act passed its first major test Tuesday night in the House Rules Committee, where it advanced to the House floor in a 7-6 vote. More than 30 Republican hardliners have publicly opposed the bill and bucked their party's leadership by lobbying their GOP...

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