Senator Susan Collins talks about Debt Ceiling
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -The Senate has voted to extend the nation’s debt limit through early December.
Democrats and Republicans reached a deal to avert the government from defaulting on its previously owed debt following weeks of partisan deadlock over the issue.
SEN. SUSAN COLLINS – (R) Maine, US Senator “Well, first of all, we can never let the United States of America default on its debt. And I think there’s widespread agreement on both sides of the aisle… And that’s why it was important that we raised the debt limit to a specific number, rather than just pretending that it does not exist.”
Despite this compromise, both sides have not yet reached a permanent deal, setting up a high-stakes showdown in early December.
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