Debt Bill, Spending Cut, A Huge Victory For New Speaker McCarthy

  • Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California said Wednesday that Americans should “thank every Republican” for passing a debt limit bill that he said would boost the economy.
  • “You should thank every Republican who voted for this bill because they went out and fought hard,” McCarthy told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “For those who did not vote for the bill, they’ve gotta hold with us because it makes us weaker that we do not have 100% and we are doing exactly what we told the American people we’d do.”
  • The bill passed the House of Representatives 217-215, with four Republicans, Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Tim Burchett of Tennessee, Ken Buck of Colorado and Andy Biggs of Arizona joining every Democrat in voting “No” on the legislation. McCarthy released the plan, which cuts back a number of Biden administration initiatives, April 19.
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