Leaders scrambling to get infrastructure bill and the $3.5tn spending plan to Biden’s desk while trying to avoid a shutdown and raise the debt ceiling

Democrats are trying to put pressure on Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell over his insistence that Republicans will not help raise the debt ceiling.

“Two years ago, @LeaderMcConnell said: ‘America can’t default. That would be a disaster.’ Yet, now he and @SenateGOP are trying to force the first-ever default of the U.S.,” House speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Twitter.

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