The Hill’s Morning Report — Debt ceiling battle highlights 2023 uncertainty

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Subscribe The House and Senate are back to work this week, armed with retread scripts in a

year of consequential uncertainty. The 2024 presidential contest will shape many of the year’s political arguments but it’s unclear if that jockeying will help untie

near-term legislative knots on everything from funding the government to navigating a potential recession to assisting Ukraine. Take the debt ceiling: Washington’s

history suggests bipartisan negotiations will be necessary by spring. House Republicans want to force significant spending cuts, which the White House and Democrats oppose. Most

lawmakers believe even flirting with a U.S. default, as several ultraconservative House Republicans have suggested, wanders too close to seppuku, or to put it another way,

ritualistic economic suicide.