McConnell says he won't help Dems raise debt limit again

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not again help Democrats extend the government's borrowing authority.

His warning raises fresh doubts about how Congress will avert a federal default when a temporary patch expires in December.

The Kentucky Republican issued his warning in a letter to President Joe Biden a day after the Senate approved a $480 billion boost in the federal debt limit, enough to last about two months.

McConnell was among 11 GOP senators who provided decisive support Thursday for a procedural move that opened the door for subsequent Senate passage of that measure with only Democratic support.

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