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McCarthy moves to nix Democrats' bid to tie debt-limit hike with national defense bill

Added 12-07-21 02:03:02pm EST - “House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is urging Republicans not to support an effort by Democrats to link the annual must-pass National Defense Authorization Act with a maneuver for hiking the debt ceiling.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “McCarthy moves to nix Democrats’ bid to tie debt-limit hike with national defense bill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is urging Republicans not to support an effort by Democrats to link the annual must-pass National Defense Authorization Act with a maneuver for hiking the debt ceiling.

“Funding our troops through the NDAA should in no way, shape, or form be tied to the debt limit in process or substance,” said Mr. McCarthy, California Republican. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, can only afford to lose three Democrats on any given vote before relying on GOP lawmakers to pass legislation. 

A significant contingent of far-left Democrats opposes the NDAA over President Biden’s plan to boost military spending by nearly $25 billion. 

When the bill first passed in September, 38 Democrats voted against its passage alongside 75 Republicans. At the time, many of the GOP lawmakers objected to provisions in the bill making women eligible to register for the selective service draft. 

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