Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will seek to pass an increase of the debt limit by a majority vote on Tuesday afternoon.
Leader Schumer: “Later this afternoon I will ask unanimous consent for the Senate to hold a vote to increase the debt limit at a majority threshold.”
— Senate Periodicals (@SenatePPG) September 28, 2021
By Senate rules, Majority Leader Schumer needs unanimous consent to proceed with a majority-only vote on raising the debt limit.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have stated that they want Democrats to raise the debt limit on their own with no Republican votes, so if Republicans block the unanimous consent request, it will be the same as the Senate GOP declaring their support of trashing the economy with a default.
Democrats Will Save The Economy From Republican Sabotage
If Republicans don’t block the unanimous consent request, Democrats will vote to raise the debt limit, and there will be no default.
The next step, which Democrats will also likely have to do on their own is passing a continuing resolution to keep the government funded and open.
Democrats are stepping up to save America from Republican sabotage, and if Republicans stand in their way, the GOP will own the destruction of the economy.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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