WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell saysthe House GOP's debt deal is the only option left that would avoid
default without raising taxes.
From the Senate floor Wednesday, the Kentucky Republican
credited House Speaker John Boehner with proposing a plan and
revising it after the Congressional Budget Office said it would not
save as much taxpayer money as Republicans had predicted. McConnell said the plan would remain the only one that could resolve thecrisis before an Aug. 2 deadline without "budget gimmicks."
Congress is racing to agree on a debt limit plan that President
Barack Obama would sign. The White House had threatened a
presidential veto of Boehner's proposal in the event it was passed
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.