By: Kip Hill | The Spokesman-Review
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s proposal tying a hike in the federal debt ceiling to spending cuts has drawn praise from local Republicans for drawing a line in the sand on spending, while Democrats echoed President Joe Biden in calling the cuts a nonstarter.
The sharp division comes as the United States runs the risk of defaulting on its debt as early as this summer, and each party suggesting the other is dragging its feet and not offering a workable solution to address the looming deadline.
Rep. Russ Fulcher of Idaho, echoed those comments.
“With the Limit, Save, Grow Act, House Republicans are following through on their promise to get our fiscal house in order,” Fulcher said. “It is now time for President Biden to engage with Congress to find a solution that addresses our reckless spending and mounting debt. The president’s refusal to negotiate endangers America’s economic health.”
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