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.
Click ▶️ to listen to Ebony McMorris’s AURN News report:
Representatives have a duty to explain clearly to the American people what’s going on in Washington. So, let’s talk about a phrase that’s been kicked around a lot lately: “the debt ceiling.”— Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) September 22, 2021
Spoiler: This just means paying bills we’ve already incurred. (1/3)