The conservative House Freedom Caucus introduced on Friday a list of demands to aggressively rein in government spending, saying the group needed its demands met before it would agree to raise the national debt ceiling and prevent a potential default.
The goal is to “shrink Washington and grow America,” caucus chairman Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) said during a press conference introducing the group’s positions.
“This current debt crisis has been created solely by reckless Democrat policies and out of control spending. However, America will not default on our debts unless President Biden chooses to do so,” Perry said. “To ensure America does not default on our debts, the House Freedom Caucus is offering a responsible solution to this self-imposed crisis.”
The caucus handed out at the press conference a one-page list of legislative items it wanted passed before it…