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Georgia representatives expected to vote against debt ceiling agreement

United States representatives Andrew Clyde and Mike Collins are expected to vote against a deal to raise the country’s debt ceiling on Wednesday.

The deal would suspend the debt limit through 2025 and limit government spending for the next two years. However, some conservative lawmakers oppose the deal for not including enough spending cuts.

In a House Freedom Caucus news conference, Clyde shared that he was a “hard no on this fiscally irresponsible insanity.”

“I urge other courageous and fiscally responsible republicans to join me in that hard no,” Clyde stated.

Georgia Representative Mike Collins shared a similar view in a Tuesday statement. “While there are good pieces to the deal, it doesn’t go far enough,” says Collins. “Supporting this legislation would send the wrong message about how seriously we must take our debt problem.”

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an agreement on the plan this past weekend. They are now working to convince House lawmakers across parties to vote in favor of the debt ceiling agreement to avoid a federal default this upcoming Monday.

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