NEW YORK STATE (WRGB) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is sending out a warning to House Republicans, saying they need to pass a clean debt ceiling to avoid risk to senior citizens.
"Anything less than a clean package is irresponsible, but it's also dangerous. Dangerous to the millions of seniors who depend on these checks for their rent, their food, their mortgage, etc."
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This week, 32 Republican senators said they would only raise the debt ceiling if it came with substantive spending and budget reforms.