Senate Republicans Reportedly Letting House Take Lead on Debt Issues

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( – Senate Republicans have said that currently, they are happy to take a step back and leave the House GOP to handle the fight over the debt ceiling being raised for the time being, according to recent report from The Hill.

Last year, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had helped in the passing of an omnibus government spending package, which the House Republicans had urged him not to pass. In 2021, he also had to use up a lot of his influence in order to help the Democrats with the debt ceiling rise. As such, since the GOP holds the House majority, most Senate GOP members are happy to take a step back during the negotiations for the debt ceiling.

They have also noted that House Republicans were actually in a great position that would possibly allow them to win concessions that the Senate GOP would not have been able to win. The decision to have House Republicans and Speaker McCarthy (R-Calif.),which was announced by McConnell, has greatly been celebrated so far.

According to The Hill, Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) told reporters that it is clear that the public wants them to do something, but until the GOP Senators can have a clearer position, they will be happy to step back and allow the House members to handle the negotiations. Still, Senate Republicans will continue to watch over the negotiations as they are looking to see McCarthy unite his conference and come up with a deal that is agreeable.

Another big reason why the Senate Republicans are taking a step back though has to do with the fact that while the party holds the minority in the Senate, it has the majority in the House. As such, the House GOP has a lot more political capital that they can use.

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