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Trump administration wants to tie Harvey recovery aid to debt ceiling legislation

Trump administration wants to tie Harvey recovery aid to debt ceiling legislation

The Trump administration said Sunday that it wants Congress to attach aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey to a bill that would increase the federal debt limit, a move that clashes with an influential group of House conservatives who have warned GOP leaders not to connect the two funding initiatives.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin revealed the administration's approach Sunday morning, when he was asked if the White House could guarantee that funding for the disaster would not be attached to the fight in Washington over the debt ceiling.

"No, I can't. Quite the contrary," Mnuchin said on Fox News Sunday. "The president and I believe that it should be tied to...

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