Lawmakers Just Pass a New Debt Ceiling Decision

Lawmakers Just Pass a New Debt Ceiling Decision

( – Despite the rocky economy that the United States has been facing lately, Senators were having an immensely difficult time figuring out how not to default on the nation’s debts through December. However, in a final concession, the Senate voted 61-38 to raise the country’s debt ceiling.

On the evening of Thursday, October 7, 11 Republicans teamed up with the 50 Democratic and Independent Senators to fund the US debt until December. However, after a few GOP members helped the Left step back from the brink of economic chaos, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) thought it would be a great time to attack the Republican party, saying they “played a dangerous and risky partisan game” with the national debt.

However, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) quickly criticized Schumer for his “partisan, angry, and corrosive” rant in a letter to President Joe Biden, emphasizing he will not allow the Left to drag his party into “another avoidable crisis.” McConnell shared the letter on Twitter:

McConnell joined Democrats in support of the procedural vote with other GOP Senators including:

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD)

Thankfully, the nation avoided default on its debt that would have further crippled the country and economy. However, as stated by McConnell, this is likely the last time Republicans will assist Democrats in a disaster of their own making.

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