Democrats 14th Amendment - Democrats urge President Barack Obama to use 14th Amendment to raise debt ceiling. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and a handful of other Democrats are holding a Thursday press conference to urge Obama to use the 14th Amendment as a back-up option.
Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), John Garamendi (D-Calif.) and Del Donna Christensen (D-Virgin Islands) will join with Engel at 1 p.m. to call to Obama to “invoke the 14th Amendment in the absence of a bipartisan agreement to raise the debt ceiling and avoid national default,” according to a press release.
The group also picked a symbolic location to deliver their message: the corner of Constitution Ave and 14th St. In Washington, D.C., Constitution Avenue is a major east-west street running just north of the United States Capitol in the city’s Northwest and Northeast quadrants.
Constitution Avenue between 15th and 23rd Streets, N.W., will be undergoing 6 more months of rebuilding. It will include replacement of the underlying concrete slabs, and asphalt surface over it. Curbs, crosswalks, lights, and sidewalks will also be replaced. Exceptions have been made, allowing the Avenue to remain open during major events including the White House Easter Egg Roll, Rolling Thunder, July 4, the Marine Corps Marathon, the National Christmas Tree Lighting, and on national holidays.By: Rob Adams
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