US Senate to tackle debt ceiling, says majority leader Schumer

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(Reuters) – The US Senate will have to tackle the country’s debt ceiling in the coming weeks, majority leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday, pledging to address this and other key issues in a “productive” session before the current Congress ends.

“The debt ceiling is obviously something we’re dealing with, and it’s something we’ll be looking at in the coming weeks,” the top Senate Democrat said at a news conference in New York City.

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Democratic leaders in the Senate will meet this week to discuss their legislative way forward, Schumer added, refusing to discuss details.

(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien; Editing by Susan Heavey)