Debt Ceiling Talks On Sudden ‘Pause’ As Trump Urges GOP: ‘Do Not Fold’

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2023
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Debt ceiling talks are on “pause,” top Republican negotiator Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) said Friday, blasting the Biden Administration for making “unreasonable” requests for raising the federal borrowing limit—an alarming stall that comes as Congress has less than two weeks to lift the debt ceiling or risk an economic meltdown.

“It’s time to press ‘pause,’ because it’s just not productive,” Graves told reporters following an hour-long meeting with President Joe Biden’s team on Friday.

Graves was appointed earlier this week by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to manage negotiations with...

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