U.S. Congress

House progressives are driving a tough bargain on Capitol Hill. It took years of preparation for them to reach this moment.
The debt limit standoff would pause until December if Democrats take Mitch McConnell's deal.
They refuse to allow a straight up-or-down vote on lifting the debt ceiling, insisting on making the job as hard as possible with time quickly running out.
Now, that's respect.
The president said he couldn't guarantee the U.S. won’t default on its obligations because of unified Republican opposition in the Senate.
The House Progressive Caucus chair said the conservative Democratic senator's reduced number is too low to accomplish the party's major priorities.
The dysfunction created by the filibuster, the debt ceiling, parliamentary opinions and deficit fear-mongering can end.
The debt ceiling crisis remains unresolved, however.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus is threatening to revolt if Democratic leaders don't make good on their promises.