February 8, 2023

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Budget school is in session — House GOP seeks to educate members about debt ceiling

As Washington prepares for a drawn-out clash over raising the debt limit, House Republican leaders are embarking on an education campaign to make sure their members understand how the debt limit works, the consequences of failing to raise the ceiling, and the difference between a garden-variety government shutdown and a potential debt default.

House Majority Leader Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) will speak today at the weekly lunch of the Republican Study Committee, the largest group of House Republicans.

  • “Some of it will be [about] the proper messaging, making sure that people that are less informed about the process don’t go out and make statements that alarms people on both sides of the aisle,” said one conservative House…

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