Pelosi, Schumer risk government shutdown to avoid Democrat-only hike in debt ceiling
With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowing that no Republicans will back a vote to
hike the debt ceiling and Democrats unwilling to do it unilaterally and tying it to the stopgap measure, Congress faces a potential government shutdown on Sept. 30. At the moment, neither side appears willing to compromise. Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer are warning lawmakers to prepare for a series of long nights over the next month.