If the debt ceiling deal being hammered out between Republicans and the White House doesn’t contain “substantial” reforms on spending and the budget, a key GOP senator vowed Thursday to pull out all the stops to slow down its passage.
“I will use every procedural tool at my disposal to impede a debt-ceiling deal that doesn’t contain substantial spending and budgetary reforms,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, tweeted after media reports appeared that White House negotiators and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are getting closer to a deal.
“I fear things are moving in that direction,” Lee wrote. “If they do, that proposal will not face smooth sailing in the Senate.”
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