McCarthy Confident Ahead of Debt Ceiling Vote

McCarthy Confident Ahead of Debt Ceiling Vote


Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) voiced optimism on Sunday for the House Republican debt ceiling plan despite questions about whether he can muster enough support to pass it.During an interview on Fox News, anchor Maria Bartiromo pressed McCarthy on whether he has enough votes for the bill that would suspend the debt limit until it rises by $1.5 trillion or until March 31, 2024 — whichever comes first — in exchange for spending cuts and commitments aimed at fostering economic growth.“We do have a very small majority, only five seats, one of the smallest we have ever had,” McCarthy said on “Sunday Morning Futures.” He shrugged off talk about a handful of Republican members opposing the measure, saying, “I cannot imagine someone in our conference that would want to go along with [President Joe] Biden’s reckless spending.”McCarthy said “everybody’s had input” during the months-long process of putting the legislation together, but he warned there would be people who do not get “100%” of what they want. He also accused Biden of refusing to negotiate for the roughly 80 days since they last held talks on the issue in early February.The White House and top Demo …

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