Democrats back Harvey aid with 3 month debt limit increase

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Congressional Democratic leaders on Wednesday said they would support an effort to tie government financial relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to a three-month extension of the nation's debt limit.

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"Democrats are prepared to offer our votes for the Harvey aid package, and a short term debt limit increase of three months," Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote. "We believe this proposal offers a bipartisan path forward to ensure prompt delivery of Harvey aid as well as avoiding a default." 

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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