Susan Collins calls protection spending in debt restrict deal ‘utterly insufficient’

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is amongst a handful of Republicans who raised issues over the debt ceiling invoice forward of a Monday default deadline attributable to wanting it to incorporate extra protection spending.

The group of GOP protection hawks additionally would really like the Senate to vote on all 12 authorities spending payments to avert a 1 % reduce that would take impact underneath the debt restrict compromise reached by President Joe Biden and Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California.

Whereas The Hill and Politico reported the Republican hawks might attempt to sink the debt ceiling deal, Collins spokeswoman Annie Clark stated Thursday the group is “not holding up consideration” of the invoice.