Breaking: House Democrats just passed the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act to provide funding through Dec. 3 to avert a government shutdown and to increase the debt limit.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 22, 2021
It was party line vote. 220-211. No Republican votes.
It would be one thing for Republicans to vote no on debt ceiling, driving the economy into oblivion. But they are going to BLOCK THE MOTION TO PROCEED to even get to a vote. They are blocking us from saving the economy, using, yes, you guessed correctly, the filibuster.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) September 22, 2021
By refusing to raise the debt limit, @HouseGOP & @SenateGOP are refusing to vote for:— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 21, 2021
❌Paying our troops
❌Social Security & Medicare payments
❌Child Tax Credit payments
❌Protecting 6 million jobs
They’re holding hostage our troops, our seniors, our kids, and our livelihoods.
Only Democrats voted to raise the debt limit and save our economy. Not a single Republican in the House voted to keep the federal government from defaulting on its debts. Never let them live this down.— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 22, 2021
President Trump racked up ~ $8 trillion in debt.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 22, 2021
But now Republicans are threatening a default that would lead to a new recession, erase up to 6 million jobs, and cause a spike in unemployment.
We will work raise the debt ceiling and avoid irreparable economic harm.
Internal emails and texts undercut the GOP's claim that Florida's voter restrictions weren't political:— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 22, 2021
The messages show a crackdown on mail-in ballot requests was seen as a way for the GOP to erase the edge Democrats had in mail-in voting during 2020. https://t.co/FruMW39WR4
Did you know: only 3% of the current federal debt has accumulated under President Biden?— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@NickKnudsenUS) September 22, 2021
Debt obligations rose during the Trump years by $7.8 TRILLION.
Republicans never balked at raising the debt ceiling then.
Just wanted to remind you that Republicans added $7 trillion to the national debt under the former guy, which is most of the debt now requiring a higher debt ceiling.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 21, 2021
This just isn't coming through in the reporting. GOPs are saying Dems have to raise the debt ceiling on their own. But that's just what Dems r trying to do. GOPs are filibustering it in the Senate. They're not standing aside and saying do it yourself. They're blocking it.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 22, 2021
Remember increasing the debt ceiling HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FUTURE SPENDING. It only allows the bills to be paid for money already spent.— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) September 21, 2021