His commentary on the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, which states that “the validity of the US public debt… must not be called into question”, has attracted some interest from journalists. When asked if she would advise Biden to invoke the 14th Amendment to ignore the debt ceiling, Pelosi didn’t really respond.

“I’ll let you know soon,” she said. “No, I mean, the point is, it’s in the Constitution, we really don’t have to go through this all the time.”

Closing days

The interim financing measure adopted by the House and which awaits the action of the Senate would extend the budgetary authority of federal agencies until December 3, which would save more time for an agreement on the appropriations for fiscal year 2022 A partial government shutdown would begin on Friday if Congress failed to act.

In the absence of the debt ceiling provision, Republicans are supporting this underlying bill, which contains $ 28.6 billion in aid to victims of natural disasters, $ 6.3 billion for victims of natural disasters. Afghan evacuees resettled in the United States and $ 2.5 billion for unaccompanied children who crossed the border illegally.

Hoyer said if the debt limit and the continuing resolution is not dealt with this week, his chamber may need to revise the schedule which currently calls for no floor votes next week. “I hope it will be in the next few days, but if it doesn’t, next week we will have to be on call,” Hoyer said. “We may have to be back here next week.”

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