President Trump called on congressional Republicans not to make any concessions to Democrats on extending the debt ceiling. In a statement on Wednesday, our 45th president said the debt ceiling was the only powerful tool the GOP had in fiscal talks with the Democrats.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) unveiled a plan to fight Democrat attempts to pass sweeping reform without input from the GOP. This comes as tensions on Capitol Hill heat up as Democrats attempt to use their slim majority to raise the national debt limit.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans would continue to stand against raising the debt limit. McConnell’s comments came on Tuesday as many have worried if the debt limit was raised, it would give Democrats the ability to push through their partisan $3.5 trillion spending package.
September has shaped up to be a potentially tough month for Congress. The Senate returned on Monday to a list of priorities needing to be tackled throughout the month as the House wouldn’t return from recess until September 20.