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Debt ceiling deal clears first hurdle as McCarthy tries to tamp down dissent

May 31, 2023
The United States Capitol Building

With just one more day to corral Republican support on a debt ceiling agreement, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) faced growing opposition from far-right members of his party but remained confident as the bipartisan bill passed a key procedural hurdle late Tuesday and headed to the House floor. Roughly a dozen members of the House Freedom Caucus took turns in a Capitol Hill news conference slamming McCarthy and the deal he brokered with President Biden over the weekend.

Article Source: Washington Post

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