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Congressional Leaders Eye Tying Debt Ceiling to Defense Bill

  • Details being negotiated; Hoyer calls maneuver ‘a possibility’
  • Schumer, McConnell have been negotating on debt limit impasse
Democrats Link Debt Limit To Vital Spending Bill
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Congressional leaders looking for ways around a partisan impasse on raising the debt ceiling are considering  procedural maneuvers linking it with a must-pass defense policy bill.

“I don’t know that it’s a probability, but it’s a possibility,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Monday on a conference call with reporters.