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McConnell, Senate GOP happy to sit out debt limit talks — for now


Senate Republicans say they’re happy to sit out the fight over raising the debt ceiling and cede the negotiations to their colleagues in the House — at least for now.

After a bruising year-end battle to pass the omnibus government spending package; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) using up a large chunk of political capital to help Democrats raise the debt ceiling in 2021; and Republicans taking control of the House, McConnell and members of the Senate GOP caucus neither need nor want to lead the current talks.

And they believe that House Republicans are in a solid position to win concessions that members in the Democrat-controlled upper chamber could not deliver.




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