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Ryan, Stefanik backing bill to raise debt limit

May 30, 2023 12:49 pm

Mid-Hudson News reports that Democrat Pat Ryan is leaning toward voting for the bill to raise the nation’s debt limit hashed out by President Joe Biden and Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Usually, bills to raise the debt limit and avoid default pass without note in Congress. But this year, McCarthy held the debt limit hostage, demanding spending cuts for passage. Ryan, who represents the 18th Congressional District, is leaning toward supporting it. Ryan said, “I read the whole bill; it’s 99 pages, so I am reviewing it now. We’ve both got to divert default, but also make sure we support our national security, our veterans and we don’t hurt vulnerable people – kids and seniors in particular." Another local Congressional representative, Republican Elise Stefanik, will definitely vote for the bill. She said, “This is a historic Republican victory.... It will cut spending year over year.”

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