Hal Rogers: McCarthy Withdrawing Complicates Debt Limit, Budget

“It makes it more difficult and time is of the essence,” House Appropriations Cmte Chair Hal Rogers says.

  • Says has no interest in being a caretaker speaker; “I’m not the right one for that”
    • Says John Boehner could remain speaker past Oct. 29
  • Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says GOP leaders should bring clean debt limit increase to House, Senate floors immediately
    • “The utter chaos of the Republican Party must not threaten the full faith and credit of the U.S. and the American people. While negotiations on a budget deal continue, we should work together immediately to take the threat of default off the table”
    • Reid says GOP chaos “is likely to get worse before it gets better”

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