Van Hollen: Failure to raise the debt ceiling would be the ‘economic equivalent’ of detonating a ‘nuclear weapon’
U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said Tuesday that he hopes Republicans will ease their opposition to raising the debt ceiling if Democrats agree to decouple that proposal from a bill to fund the government and thus prevent an unprecedented pandemic-era shutdown.Read More
Democrats have a 51-50 majority in the Senate due to Vice President Kamala Harris who is able to cast a vote in the event of a tie. But it generally takes 60 votes to begin debate on most as issues-the magic number needed to break a legislative filibuster.Read More
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