Dem Rep. Chu: Let US Treasurer Raise Debt Ceiling – Congress ‘Shouldn’t Even Be Having To Do This’

Eric Scheiner | September 30, 2021
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Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) admits it’s the responsibility of Congress to raise the debt ceiling, but given the current struggles facing the current push by Democrats to increase the limit, she claims “we shouldn't even be having to do this in the first place.”

During an appearance on Cspan Wednesday, Chu expressed her desire for someone other than Congress to handle the issue.

“It is our responsibility to make sure that we are able to pay the bills that come to the federal government and there will be dire consequences if we don't pass this debt ceiling bill that that is in rules,” Chu said.

“And let me say, that we shouldn't even be having to do this in the first place. Actually, all developed countries do not have the situation where the Legislature has to continue to increase the debt ceiling. It is something that should be handled by, say, for instance, the treasurer of the United States or some other entity. But to have this artificially made crisis every year is just a horrible way to have government work. Nonetheless, the crisis at hand is ensuring that we do have this debt ceiling limit bill passed.”



Senate Republicans are insisting that Democrats pass legislation without their help that would include an increase or suspend the debt limit. Democrats have been hesitant to do so.

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