Senator Rounds opposes increasing the debt limit

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- Congress must come up with a way to fund the federal government by the end of the month and extend the debt limit.

Democrats have said they will attach the debt limit expansion to the government funding bill.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says republican are withholding votes on the debt limit to protest the spending bills democrats are backing.

Rounds says it should not be so difficult to agree on the debt limit.

Rounds says he will not support the debt limit expansion.

The debt limit deadline is sometime next month.