Secretary Mnuchin: Debt-Ceiling Raise “Should Be Tied To the Harvey Funding”

Today on FoxNews Sunday, Trump administration’s Treasurery Secretary Steve Mnuchin was featured on the the topic of the White House’s plans to ask Congress for $7.85 billion in “immediate aid” and $6.7 billion in “additional funds” for the disaster relief effort in Texas.

Chris Wallace raised remarks made by members of the House Freedom Caucus that relief funds should not be tied to a debt-ceiling increase, and asked for Mnuchin to offer guarantees that wouldn’t happen. He responded:

No I can’t; quite the contrary. The president and I believe that it should be tied to the Harvey funding, that our first priority is to make sure that the state gets money. It is critical, and to do that, we need to make sure that we raise the debt limit. So, if congress appropriates the money, but I don’t have the ability to borrow more money and pay for it, we’re not going to be able to get that money to the state. So we need to put politics aside and we’re going to be urging congress to get both of those things done as quickly as they can.

Well, it seems we’re done with our altruistic come-together moment and …

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