McConnell says Republicans will not again aid Democrats in raising debt limit

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One time aft the Senate approved a impermanent assistance to the U.S. indebtedness ceiling, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell wrote successful a missive to President Joe Biden that helium would not assistance Democrats again successful raising the indebtedness limit.

Following weeks of partisan fighting, the Senate approved the short-term hole that volition let the United States to debar defaulting connected its bills successful a 50-48 ballot connected Thursday evening. The House volition ballot connected the measurement connected Tuesday.

Congress volition request to find a longer-term solution successful December. But McConnell has said the reprieve would springiness Democrats capable clip to rise the indebtedness ceiling done a procedural determination known arsenic reconciliation, which Democrats person rejected arsenic an enactment for lifting the cap.

In his missive to Biden, McConnell referenced comments connected the Senate level connected Thursday by Democratic person Chuck Schumer, who said Republicans had played a “dangerous and risky partisan game.”

“I americium penning to marque it wide that successful airy of Senator Schumer’s hysterics and my sedate concerns astir the ways that different vast, reckless, partisan spending measure would wounded Americans and assistance China, I volition not beryllium a enactment to immoderate aboriginal effort to mitigate the consequences of Democratic mismanagement,” McConnell wrote.

(Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Leslie Adler and Rosalba O’Brien)

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