Jim Banks: GOP ‘Adamant’ About Not Touching Social Security, Medicare in Debt Ceiling Talks



Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) said House Republicans are “adamant” about leaving entitlements like Social Security and Medicare untouched as lawmakers battle over the debt ceiling. Banks’ comments came after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen informed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) last week that the U.S. government has hit the $31.3 trillion debt ceiling.