House Budget Committee member says Biden needs to 'quit whining' about debt ceiling and negotiate
'The Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Biden like to attack our legislation, but they haven't put forward any of their own,' Cline said.
Virginia GOP Rep. Ben Cline criticized the Biden administration for not putting forward any legislation regarding the debt ceiling crisis.
"A lot of things were attached to the debt ceiling increase, but we were the only ones who were successful in passing a bill," Cline said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show Tuesday. "The Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Biden like to attack our legislation, but they haven't put forward any of their own."
"So they need to quit whining and actually come to the table and negotiate and hopefully that's what we'll see today," he continued.
The GOP-led House passed a bill in April that raised the debt limit by $1.5 trillion into next year and included federal spending reforms.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had a meeting with Biden Tuesday where he said he didn’t see "any new movement” toward reaching an agreement with President Biden on raising the debt ceiling and reducing federal spending. McCarthy said there would be another meeting this week.
"The debt ceiling debate is one of the few leverage points that we have on an administration that has just gone spend-crazy," Cline said. "The past two years have seen trillions in wasteful spending."