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McCarthy Says, "We're Not At A Deal" Ahead Of Biden Meeting


Billy House at Bloomberg has reported comments from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) ahead of today crucial debt limit meeting with President Biden at 17:30 ET 22:30 BST.

  • House: "McCarthy said the negotiating teams' discussions this morning were productive. 'We're going to continue working. We're not at a deal.' Said his expectations for today's meeting with Biden is 'decisions have to start being made.'"
  • Sashil Kapur at NBC: "[McCarthy] tells reporters just now regarding the debt limit: “I’m hopeful. I haven’t met with the president yet.” Says he’ll abide by 72-hour rule. Mum on where spending levels will land except to reject a FY2023 freeze. Defense spending cuts “off the table.”

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