On Wednesday, Speaker McCarthy managed to advance a GOP-led bill through the House that would raise the nation’s debt limit while also limiting federal spending. Although Speaker McCarthy was able to narrowly secure the votes needed to pass the legislation, the bill is unlikely to survive the Democrat-led Senate. President Biden has maintained that he will not meet with House Republicans to negotiate whether or not the debt ceiling is extended, adding to tensions at the nation’s Capitol as the default deadline fast approaches. FOX News Senior Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram unpacks the contents of the debt limit bill and explains how it was able to pass in the first place. He later looks ahead to the future of the bill amid the looming economic crisis at hand.
Mayor Oscar Leeser announced that he will declare El Paso, Texas in a state of emergency once Title 42 expires, effective May 11th. Large concerns that the city is facing are the thousands of migrants waiting to cross the border at once, limited mass sheltering, and lack of transportation out of the community. Deputy City Manager Mario D’Agostino details how El Paso is preparing for this influx of migrants, reveals how much their plans will cost, and explains why declaring a state of emergency is the only effective way of even beginning to prepare for this border crisis. Later, he shares his thoughts on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and the federal government’s efforts to assist the city.