Washington takes a week of baby steps toward a debt ceiling deal

Posted on AllSides May 12th, 2023
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A debt limit meeting between President Biden and Congressional leaders set for Friday was canned. But key players involved in the negotiations say that’s not necessarily a bad sign.

“We’re going to meet again,” Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters, adding that staff-level discussions, which began this week, will continue on Friday.

“The White House didn’t cancel the meeting. All the leaders decided it was probably in the best of our interest to let the staff meet again before we get back together,” McCarthy said.

A White House spokesperson said Biden and...

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