Dems, GOP at Odds Over Pandemic Relief Balance Due

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Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., flanked by Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., left, and Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga., tells reporters they want to include specific provisions of their legislation, the Medicaid Saves Lives Act, in the larger economic package known as the Build Back Better Act to address the Medicaid coverage gap and provide an immediate fix to close the gap in Georgia and several other states, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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The bills for pandemic relief have come due and Congress is lagging on an agreement to fund the government before the September 30 deadline.

Republicans are pushing back on raising the debt ceiling while Democrats rebut the ceiling refers to incurred costs, not future spending.

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