Debt Ceiling
Rand Paul drops the gauntlet…
Interesting comment. Cut spending by $100 billion, which would still be spending more then pre covid - and the budget is balanced in 4 years

Key House moderate: Members eye rare tactic to go around leaders, force vote on raising debt limit
Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, cochair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, said last week that both parties were discussing the option of using a discharge petition to address the debt limit.

Dems reject matched spending cuts, setting up showdown with House Republicans over debt ceiling
The House should not increase the debt ceiling till the $1.7 trillion omnibus passed in the lame duck session is repealed.

Rick Scott carries feud with McConnell into the new Congress
cross-posted from: > Scott pointed to his 2021 proposed amendment to the Senate Republican Conference that commits to raising the debt ceiling only if it also secures spending reforms. > > “I’ll be fighting with every tool at my disposal to enforce this rule that every Republican in the Senate agreed to follow,” Scott said in a statement released on Wednesday. “A day of reckoning is coming.” > > “I look forward to working with House Republicans so we can stop caving to the Democrats, finally end Biden’s raging inflation crisis and bring fiscal sanity back to Washington,” Scott added in a veiled attack on McConnell.

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