Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) “told members of a local political group Wednesday that he’ll need to see a commitment to cut spending and overhaul the tax code in order to vote to raise the $14.3 trillion cap,” Fox News reports.
The government is expected to reach that ceiling by mid-May.
“What I’ve told anyone who will listen to me in Washington, including my leadership, is that I’m not going to vote for that unless there is a real and meaningful commitment to debt reduction,” Pryor told the Political Animals Club at its monthly meeting at the governor’s mansion.
“Everybody’s going to have a cut, no matter how worthy your program is or how much wise you’ll be with the money or the great things you’ll do. Get ready, because everything’s going to get cut,” Pryor said.