McCarthy: We can find 'common ground' with Biden over U.S. debt ceiling

Posted on AllSides February 2nd, 2023
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President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy held initial talks on Wednesday about raising U.S. government borrowing limits in a first test of how the two will work together, with both sides agreeing to talk more.

The White House said after the meeting that Biden told McCarthy he was eager to work with Republicans "in good faith." McCarthy said the two men could find common ground. But, as expected, there was no sign of an immediate breakthrough.

"The president and I had a good first meeting," McCarthy told reporters after...

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