Rep. Mark Meadows: Senate Likely to Exploit Suffering of Texans to Raise Government Spending Limits

Residents living around the Energy Corridor of west Houston, Texas are rescued from flooded homes and apartments due to high water coming from the Addicks Reservoir after Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi August 25, has dumped more than …
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Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Matt Boyle on Tuesday regarding the Freedom Caucus’s agenda going into the fall as well as the current challenge facing Congress over relief for Texas after Hurricane Harvey.

Meadows predicts that the Senate will use the Hurricane Harvey relief bill as a means to exploit the suffering of Texas residents to raise the limit on government spending.

“We’re going to vote on Wednesday morning for Hurricane Harvey relief. Many conservatives believe that if we keep that just as a clean relief effort – no pork, no leverage, no debt ceiling added to it – that it’ll fly through not only the House, but the Senate.”

“But,” added Meadows, “what we do anticipate is that the Senate will add a two trillion dollar debt increase and send it back to the House, and I think that not only sends a very bad message; it just says that the people that have suffered so much in Texas now are being used as a leverage to just promote an increase in the federal credit card.”

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