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McConnell says he won’t help Dems raise debt limit again

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he would not again help Democrats extend the government’s borrowing authority, raising fresh doubts about how Congress will avert a federal default when a temporary patch expires in December. McConnell issued his warning in a letter to President Joe Biden a day after the Senate approved a $480

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Congress foresees short-term debt fix amid perilous standoff

Republican and Democratic leaders edged back Wednesday from a perilous standoff over lifting the nation’s borrowing cap, with Democratic senators signaling they were receptive to an offer from Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell that would allow an emergency extension into December. McConnell made the offer shortly before Republicans were prepared to block legislation to suspend

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