House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had a 90-minute meeting with Joe Biden Monday, and the two men found themselves in the same position they were when the meeting started, without a deal on the debt ceiling.
Apparently, the meeting was “productive,” which, by the sounds of it, means they could come to an agreement soon. Here’s what McCarthy said outside the White House. “I felt we had a productive discussion. We don’t have an agreement yet, but I did feel the discussion was productive in areas that we have differences of opinion.”
No pressure or anything, but a deal has to be made to allow the government to borrow more money, or we’ll default on some payments. And the agreement needs to be done by early June. Again, no pressure or anything. Here’s more from McCarthy. “I would assume I’d meet with President Biden every day til we get this done. If we don’t meet, I’m sure we’re going to talk on the phone.”
McCarthy also said he and Biden had the best discussions they have ever had. Republicans are adamant about seeing a reduction in spending if they agree to increase the debt ceiling.
Another thing Republicans want is for work requirements needed to qualify for federal funds. Every Democrat is opposed to it. Another thing they are discussing is more security at the border.