Barbara Lee: Debt Invoice Talks ‘Lose-Lose’ for Biden, I Could not Vote for Making Folks Pay Loans, Lower Spending by a Billion

Throughout an interview aired Friday’s broadcast of “The Issue Is,” Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Barbara Lee (D-CA) said that negotiations over an settlement to boost the debt restrict had been “lose-lose” for President Joe Biden and he or she voted towards the invoice to boost the debt ceiling as a result of “discretionary domestic spending is going to go down a billion dollars,” the work necessities, and the top to the scholar mortgage cost pause.

Lee said, “I have to tell you, the President did a phenomenal job, but it was lose-lose really with Kevin McCarthy and the MAGA Republicans really wanting to go into default that I decided, when I saw that the work requirements were going to be disproportionately impacting black and brown women with children, students now are going to have to replay these loan[s], I mean, there were some provisions in there — and as an appropriator, looking at it and how much our discretionary domestic spending is going to go down a billion dollars, I had to represent my constituents and the 20 million people here in California who are one paycheck away from poverty.”

Lee added that she knew earlier than she voted that the invoice was going to move anyway and wouldn’t let the nation go into default.

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