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Political Rewind: Debt ceiling deal heads to U.S. House; Anti-LGBTQ bills rise across the country
Anthony Michael Kreis, professor of law, Georgia State University, @AnthonyMKreis
Fred Smith, professor of constitutional law, Emory University, @fredosmithjr
Jeff Graham, executive director, Georgia Equality, @JeffGrahamAtl
Tamar Hallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, @TamarHallerman
- The current debt ceiling maxes out at $31.4 trillion.
- This afternoon when the House Rules Committee is scheduled to consider the package and vote on sending it to the full House for a vote expected tomorrow.
- Overall, the package is a tradeoff that would impose some spending reductions for the next two years along with a suspension of the debt limit into January 2025.
- That would push the volatile political issue past the next presidential election.
2. As Pride Month approaches, several anti-LGBTQ bills have been passed this year.
- Including a measure in Georgia which limits care for transgender youth.
- Target removed some Pride Month products after threats against employees.
- In a statement, Target said it was still committed to celebrating Pride Month.
3. The U.S. Supreme Court session comes to an end in June.
- The Supreme Court issued a huge blow to the Environmental Protection Agency last week.
- The term for the court ends in June and they have yet to issue several important rulings on affirmative action, anti-discrimination and student debt loan relief.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Greg Bluestein joins the panel.