Republicans plan to BLOCK bill that would fund government and avoid US defaulting on its debts as they seek to tie Biden's vast spending plans to borrowing | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Republicans plan to BLOCK bill that would fund government and avoid US defaulting on its debts as they seek to tie Biden's vast spending plans to borrowing

Senate Republicans are expected to block a bill on Monday that would fund the government and head off a U.S. debt default as part of a strategy to saddle Democrats with a hike in the nation's borrowing ceiling ahead of next year's midterm elections.

While both sides agree the $28.4 trillion limit on borrowing must be raised before the federal government defaults on its loans or has to stop paying military personnel or social security benefits, they are deadlocked over who should act.

The result is increasingly dire warnings of financial catastrophe and recession that could cost up to six million jobs.

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