September 6, 2017 / 2:08 PM / a year ago

Congressional Democrats back Harvey aid with 3-mo. debt limit increase

WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Congressional Democratic leaders on Wednesday said they would support an effort to tie government financial relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to a three-month extension of the nation’s debt limit.

“Democrats are prepared to offer our votes for the Harvey aid package, and a short term debt limit increase of three months,” Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote. “We believe this proposal offers a bipartisan path forward to ensure prompt delivery of Harvey aid as well as avoiding a default.” (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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