Tying the debt ceiling to a grand bargain was always a dumb idea, and one the administration embraced or claim to have embraced. Governing by crisis is an undemocratic way for our overlords to try to avoid accountability. So all hail Mitch McConnell.
Non-binding resolutions are the last refuge of wusses. I remember all that Lieberman talk back in the day that Congress should pass a resolution condemning Clinton’s consensual relationship with an intern. I hoped that they’d do it and that Clinton would then an issue an executive order telling Congress to kiss his ass.