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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) addresses reporters following a weekly Republican policy luncheon as (L-R) Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) look on in the U.S. Capitol on October 05, 2021 in Washington, DC. During their news conference McConnell reiterated his belief that the Senate should pass legislation to raise the federal debt-limit through reconciliation. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Sen. McConnell offers short-term debt ceiling solution

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered up a short-term solution to avoid a catastrophic government default. In a statement posted on Twitter on Wednesday, McConnell said his party would support a deal to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling at a fixed dollar amount.