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Biden Says "Default Is Not An Option" Ahead Of Debt Limit Talks


President Biden tweets, ahead of today's crucial debt limit meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Congressional leaders, "Avoiding an unprecedented default is a basic duty of Congress. And House Republicans know it – they avoided default three times under my predecessor, without once threatening our economy. Default is not an option."

  • The Oval Office meeting, scheduled to last around two hours, will begin in approximately one hour at 15:00 ET 20:00 BST.
  • White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will brief the press momentarily where she will be joined by White House National Security Council Spokesperson John Kirby to preview Biden's trip to Asia where he will hold a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and attend the G7 Leaders' Summit in Hiroshima, Japan. Livestream

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