Johnson asks White House to prepare debt ceiling budget ‘just in case’

In the wake of comments criticizing the White House for not preparing to potentially hit the nation’s debt ceiling, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has signed onto a letter calling on the Obama administration to develop a contingency plan “just in case.”

“We are calling on your Administration to immediately begin working with budget experts in Congress to allocate spending within a $2.6 trillion Debt Ceiling Budget,” the letter reads. “All agency heads should then be instructed to develop plans to make sure essential services would be funded on a priority basis.”

Johnson, R-Oshkosh, and 22 of his Senate GOP colleagues co-signed the letter.

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