24 GOP Sens Opposing Raising Debt Limit Without Cuts

Twenty-four Republican senators have signed on to a letter to President Joe Biden stating their opposition to raising the debt limit without reforms addressing the $31 trillion national debt.

Led by Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Budd, R-N.C., the letter states that the policy of the Senate Republican conference is “that any increase in the debt ceiling must be accompanied by cuts in federal spending of an equal or greater amount as the debt ceiling increase, or meaningful structural reform in spending, such as the Prevent Government Shutdown Act or the Full Faith and Credit Act.” 

The Prevent Government Shutdown Act would provide continuing appropriations automatically in order to fund the government if Congress cannot pass a spending bill by the end-of-year deadline. The Full Faith and Credit Act would prioritize federal payments in case the debt limit isn’t increased.

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