Sen. Lee Vows ‘Every Procedural Tool’ on Debt Ceiling

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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