Just as Congress wraps up one debate – the one that nearly shut down the government – another heated discussion is getting underway. House Republicans are threatening to withhold their votes to raise the debt ceiling unless the White House agrees to major spending cuts. But the White House says spending cuts are a separate issue, and the debt ceiling should be extended without attachments. Erik Wasson, staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joins us with details.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.