Articles Tagged 'Debt Ceiling'

Deal sealed on federal budget ensures no shutdown, default

by ANDREW TAYLOR, AP
July 23, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have announced a critical debt and budget agreement that’s an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking… READ MORE

High anxiety hits Senate over raising debt ceiling

by JORDAIN CARNEY -The Hill
July 10, 2019
Senators are growing anxious that they might have to vote to raise the nation’s debt ceiling in a matter of weeks given new estimates that… READ MORE

Mitch McConnell: No Debt Ceiling Vote Until 2018

by Susan Ferrechio
September 13, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said Congress will not have to vote to raise the nation’s borrowing limit until some time in 2018… READ MORE

It’s Official: National Debt Tops $20 Trillion

by Terence P. Jeffrey
September 12, 2017
The federal debt officially surpassed $20 trillion for the first time on Friday, as the debt subject to the legal limit set by Congress jumped… READ MORE

Key Conservatives Oppose Trump Debt Ceiling Deal

by Politico
September 7, 2017
The leaders of the Republican Study Committee – a collection of more than 150 conservative House members — have come out against a deal to… READ MORE

GOP risks spending confrontation with Trump

by ALEXANDER BOLTON
August 29, 2017
GOP leaders seeking a way out of their September logjam are talking about tying a disaster aid bill for Hurricane Harvey to a larger measure… READ MORE

McConnell: ‘Zero chance’ Congress doesn’t raise debt limit

by Sylvan Lane
August 22, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pledged Monday that lawmakers and the president wouldn’t allow the United States to default on its debt this fall,… READ MORE

GOP yet to decide what it wants in return for debt-ceiling hike

Republican leaders have yet to figure out what they want to get out of the debt limit fight, just weeks before risking a default. GOP lawmakers of all stripes have been adamant that Democrats will have to give something in exchange for a boost to the $16.7 trillion borrowing cap. But exactly what is still a big question.
“The… READ MORE

Republicans plan to use debt ceiling fight as a bargaining chip in 2014

As the bipartisan budget deal moves to the Senate, where it faces opposition from some Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan is telling those on the right that the compromise is good for core conservative values. “Look at the details, I say to those who are criticizing it. This is keeping our principle intact: no tax increases, net deficit reduction, permanent spending… READ MORE

A call to arms: Emboldened Tea Party moves to finish off weak Republicans

Far from chastened by the debt debate, tea partyers and conservative groups signaled Thursday they’ve concluded they didn’t lose, but rather were sabotaged from within by weak Republicans — and they took the first steps to oust one of them. Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced he would challenge U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican primary next year, a… READ MORE

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