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McCarthy calls on Biden to accept spending cuts in debt ceiling fight

Posted on AllSides February 7th, 2023
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Politics, Federal Spending, Debt Ceiling, Kevin MCCarthy
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Kevin McCarthy, the House speaker, called on Joe Biden to agree to compromises and spending cuts, as the two remain deadlocked over raising the nation’s $31.4tn debt ceiling.

McCarthy spoke on Monday before Biden gives the annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, aiming to get ahead of the president and reinforce his role as the leading congressional negotiator.

The White House has said Biden will discuss federal spending cuts with Republicans, but only after the debt ceiling is lifted, while McCarthy has...

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