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Pa.’s Fetterman urges Biden to keep 14th Amendment on table during debt ceiling talks

By: and - May 18, 2023 11:52 am
(Photo courtesy of the office of U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa.)

(Office of U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa.)

“And, if our unelected [U.S.] Supreme Court Justices try to block the use of the 14th amendment and blow up our economy, that’s on them,” he continued.

Top authorities, including U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, however, are split on whether actually has such authority.

“There would clearly be litigation around that. It’s not a short-run solution,” Yellen said during a recent news conference, where she was asked about the 14th Amendment, according to CNN. “It’s legally questionable whether or not that’s a viable strategy.”

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Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include domestic policy and appropriations.

John L. Micek

A three-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's former Editor-in-Chief.