Articles Tagged 'Debt Limit'

Senate will tie Harvey to debt limit, forcing second House vote

by Susan Ferrechio
September 6, 2017
The Senate will tie a critical hurricane relief measure to legislation that would increase the nation’s borrowing limit, after theHouse planned to take up the… READ MORE

Ted Cruz slams GOP for ‘trickery’ on debt ceiling vote

Sen. Ted Cruz issued a strongly worded rebuke against his fellow Republican colleagues regarding a recent debt ceiling vote that he saw as all show,… READ MORE

Cruz: I didn’t want to throw GOP under bus

by Mario Trujillo, The Hill
February 20, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday said that he did want to throw any of his colleagues under the bus by forcing a 60-vote threshold… READ MORE

DeMint not blaming McConnell for vote

by Julian Hattem, The Hill
February 17, 2014
Conservative leader and former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is not blaming Republican leaders in the Senate for voting against a filibuster to suspend the debt limit. That was a “defining vote,” DeMint said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I think it showed that all the Democrats in Congress were completely willing to give the president a blank check to borrow… READ MORE

With debt limit raised, Obama launches $1 billion ‘climate resilience’ fund

As part of his administration’s broad effort to fight global warming, President Obama will propose in his 2015 budget a new $1 billion “climate resilience”… READ MORE

McConnell provides key vote as Congress approves debt increase

Congress approved a massive increase in the federal debt Wednesday, with Republican leaders linking arms and jumping together to help Democrats OK a play that… READ MORE

GOP leaders pull debt-ceiling bill, move to ‘clean’ increase

House Republican leaders are pulling the debt ceiling bill they unveiled last night and will move forward with a clean hike that can pass with… READ MORE

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic — again

by David Hawkings, Roll Call
October 16, 2013

The dam is breaking today. The two Senate leaders finalized an agreement this morning to reopen the government until Jan. 15 and avert an imminent… READ MORE

GOP relents, offers to raise debt limit; White House mulling proposal

House Republicans gave ground Thursday in the debt ceiling fight by offering to raise the nation’s borrowing limit for six weeks, and the White House said President Obama might sign such a measure to avoid default. With the barest outlines of a deal on the table, as the partial government shutdown entered its 10th day, Mr. Obama met for more… READ MORE

Debt Limit Will Hit in October

Followers of Congress should build some flexibility into their Columbus Day travel plans. Leadership on both sides of the Capitol said it was too early to discuss changes to the schedule, but there’s no way lawmakers would be out of town for a government default. The House and Senate are scheduled to take a regular October break the week of… READ MORE

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