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Spending caps struggle

CQ Budget, Episode No. 280

Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., says negotiators must reach a deal this week to raise the debt limit.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., says negotiators must reach a deal this week to raise the debt limit. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A bipartisan deal on a debt limit increase hinges mostly on resolving a fight over how to scale back discretionary spending. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Aidan Quigley explain what the fight is about and what it means for this year’s appropriations process.

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