'None of this is fair': Lawmakers, advocates worry about debt deal's impact on nation's poor

Compromise softens blow to social safety net under GOP bill, but spending caps, expanded work requirements pose concerns.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, joined from left by Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Ted Lieu, Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar, and Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, talks to reporters about the closed-door meeting they had with fellow Democrats on the debt-limit deal on Wednesday, ahead of a vote on the deal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.