Debt Ceiling Deal Appears to Have House Republicans’ Support Ahead of This Week’s Vote

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Across the board it appears that House Republicans are in support of McCarthy’s proposed debt bill ahead of this week’s expected vote.  Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Warren Davidson (R-OH), who are among McCarthy’s toughest critics, have spoken favorably of the bill called “Fiscal Responsibility Act.”  The bill increases the $31 trillion debt limit thought January 2025, preventing a potential catastrophic default as early as June 5, and caps discretionary spending for the next two years.  It includes other concessions such as reclaiming unused COVID-19 funds and expanding work requirements on some welfare recipients.  Rep. Jordan favored the continuing resolution provision proposed by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) which gives Republicans more control over limits to Justice Department funding.  Rep. Massie’s provision is designed to push Republicans toward passing 12 appropriation bills rather than one omnibus bill to fund the government.