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White House says it is committed to raising debt ceiling

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. August 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it was committed to making sure Congress raises the nation’s debt limit even as the president described the looming legislative process as a “mess.”

“It’s our job to inform Congress of the debt ceiling and it’s their job to raise it,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters. “We need to make sure we pay our debts. We’re still committed to making sure that gets raised.”

(This story corrects quote in paragraph 2 to “to raise it” from “they raise it”)

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Peter Cooney; Editing by Peter Cooney