NBC News: Senate Republicans block bill to avert government shutdown and to extend debt limit
Republicans said they intend to block the bill because they want Democrats to raise the debt limit separately, on a party-line basis.
Lawmakers have until Friday to continue this dance. At that point the government will begin to shut down.
This is like if you bought a TV with a credit card and then refused to pay for the bill.
This isn't new spending, this is paying for debt that Mitch McConnell APPROVED. https://t.co/CneGBpPsgO
— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) September 27, 2021