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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) approaches members of the press for a briefing after a Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McConnell: GOP stands united against raising debt ceiling

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.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer along with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell take part in a ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Sept. deadlines loom for Congress

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.