McConnell warns of government funding standoff over debt limit

The Senate’s top Republican said Tuesday the GOP will not vote for a stopgap spending bill needed to fund the government later this month if Democrats add on authority to raise the nation’s borrowing limit.

“They’ll have to do that on their own,” Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters.

Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, responded by calling McConnell’s threat “risky and dangerous.”

Congress has only two weeks to pass a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating.

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