Trump controls timing of debt ceiling vote

March 15, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today in a statement noted how the debt ceiling coming due presents an opportunity for the White House and Congress to implement reforms that limit the size and scope of government:

“One of the great frustrations when former President Barack Obama controlled the debt ceiling was you never knew when he was going to bring it up. Now, President Donald Trump has the political high ground and the advantage on any debt ceiling fight, because he controls the timing, simply by declaring that the Treasury is now implementing so-called ‘extraordinary measures’ as the suspension of the debt ceiling ends today. The debt ceiling now provides a unique opportunity to create real reforms on a must-pass vote, giving Trump and Republicans in Congress another vehicle to reduce the size and role of government and drain the swamp.”

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