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GOP senators expect to focus on curbing the country’s debt and reforming eligibility programs starting in 2021, as the Congressional Budget Office estimates the debt has exceeded the size of the U.S. economy.
“I think it’s a kind of return to DNA.” … I think spending, eligibility reform, growth and the economy are all things we need to focus on next year, and yes, I would expect to hear a lot more about that, ”Sen said. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneRepublicans, who will be ready to run a deficit week again during Democrat president Biden, call on Biden to play hard ball in cabinet election Overnight Defense: Pentagon sets tighter virus limit on top officials positive | The military sees the 11th death of COVID-19 | House Democrats MORE support the language of the Senate under the Confederate names (RS.D.), Senate Republican No. 2.
The switch could be a major headache for a new Biden administration, which will need GOP support in the Senate to move its agenda. It is also likely to complicate debt ceiling transaction efforts.
Sen. Lindsey GrahamUnder President Lindsey Olin Graham Biden, they are once again ready to divorce the incomplete hawks. Thanks to Republican pro-democracy activists Clyburn: Biden has failed to nominate black figures for MORE Upper Positions (RS.C.) is preparing to become chairman of the Committee on Budgets if Republicans retain the Senate. He said he wanted to set up a new committee to make a proposal to reduce the deficit and deal with the country’s debt.
“I think we need to understand that we’re going to keep raising the debt ceiling if we can’t find a way to bend the curve,” Graham said.
The battle for spending could quickly come to the fore because of battles over budgets, epidemic spending, and the debt ceiling that were suspended under an agreement between Trump and Congress. They will be restored in late July.
Republicans are already floating and need a compromise in exchange for a mid-year fight, in presenting a preliminary that could mean an explosive battle with the consequences of the country’s fiscal reputation against an economy already plagued by the spread of the coronavirus.
“Whoever is in the White House, I hope, realizes how severe the debt crisis is and how important it is to take action to deal with it,” Thune said. “And hopefully when this vote comes, we will implement these reforms.”
Sen. Kevin CramerKevin John Cramer: Hill’s morning report – presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington – calls for preparations to begin the transition as Biden prepares for the cabinet. GOP grows pressure on Trump to recognize Sunday’s Biden election victory (RN.D.) said he would like to see compensation such as the necessary spending cuts as part of an agreement to raise the sales ceiling next year.
“I think you can expect that there are conditions, at least some members will try to get them,” Cramer said. “I don’t think it would be questionable that many conservative Republican members demand some kind of conditions.”
Any move toward austerity is likely to provoke fierce setbacks on the part of Democrats and progressive activists who are already watching Republicans accept spending cuts with President Trump from the White House.
“They are always worried about debt when we spend money to help people and they never care when we cut billionaires and companies. I’ve been around Washington long enough to know that Republicans are interested in debt. Said Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyRepublicans ready to win incomplete hawks again (D-Connection).
Republicans have adopted large expenditures under Trump and amid a global health epidemic. Congress passed several bills of nearly $ 2.8 trillion — roughly the sum of all government discretionary spending in the 2019 and 2020 budgets — with bipartisan support to address the economic problems caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
Republicans have raised concerns about the debt as they oppose the Fifth Coronavir Disposal Bill, arguing that Congress should pass a “targeted” measure of about $ 500 billion.
“We should measure this very carefully because the future of our country is a real concern in terms of the amount of debt,” McConnell told reporters earlier this year, warning lawmakers to be “cautious” about green lighting. additional expenses.
Since then, Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on the fifth coronavirus deal, even as cases climb across the country and states and cities impose restrictions as Republicans dig into the smaller amount, while Democrats slash 2.2 trillion. dollars are considered every starting point. negotiations.
“To be honest with you, he saw the last Republican handing over huge packages,” Cramer said.
The country’s top economic officials have warned that now is not the time for Congress to cut back on spending to help Americans and businesses survive the coronavirus epidemic.
Even as the unemployment rate has fallen, Federal Reserve President Jerome Powell recently warned that “there will likely be a significant group of workers who will need support as they find their way into the post-pandemic economy because it is fundamentally different. ”
But Republicans were not only willing to spend large sums of money on the coronavirus. Democrats are quick to notice that Republicans are in favor of significant corporate and personal tax cuts in 2017. Although the administration has promised the bill will be repaid, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that this will increase the deficit by $ 1.9 trillion over 10 years.
Graham dismissed the issue of a possible accusation of hypocrisy of democracy if Republicans resurrect the sub-Biden debt alert.
– We got together here, didn’t we? I’m not saying the Republican Party is the answer, we don’t. I’m saying the answer could be something like Simpson-Bowles. There needs to be a kind of common understanding of the problem.
And even when Republicans talk about spending cuts, their own colleagues are skeptical.
“For me, it has become such a routine that it’s almost part of how things work,” Sen said. Mike BraunMichael BraunMeadows meets with GOP Senate to discuss year-end priorities McConnell has re-elected as GOP Senate leader and faces fundraising as Democrats raise extra cash (R-Ind.) On raising the debt ceiling. “People serve mouth-wateringly and talk about it.”
“I’m not sure we would do anything other than the current process,” Braun said. “Where you might shuffle, maneuver, and eventually raise your debt ceiling.”