Thursday, August 24, 2017

Trump blames Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell for delaying debt ceiling fight

Via Billy

President Trump on Thursday blamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan for delaying the debt ceiling fight until the last minute, and said that delay will create a legislative "mess" in September.

"I requested that Mitch M & Paul R tie the Debt Ceiling legislation into the popular V.A. Bill (which just passed) for easy approval. They didn't do it so now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval. Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted.

Republican leaders last month considered tying an increase to the debt limit to a bill that funded a program that allows veterans to get medical care outside of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. But Congress ultimately passed the bill without the debt ceiling provision, and Trump signed the legislation into law this month.

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