House Democrats Quietly Deploy Plan to Force Vote on Debt Limit Increase

Amid the continued gridlock on Capitol Hill over the debt limit ceiling, House Democrats have unveiled a clandestine scheme to force a vote on the matter.
The plans, quietly set in motion in January, were revealed by House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) in a May 2 letter to his Democrat colleagues.
“At the beginning of the 118th Congress, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, working with leadership, introduced legislation that could be used as a vehicle to avert the Republican-manufactured default crisis,” Jeffries wrote.
The referenced “vehicle” is the “Breaking the Gridlock Act,” a hodge-podge of a bill that would create a task force to support grandparents raising grandchildren, modify the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction program, rename a law governing stock trading by members of Congress, and more….

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