Not Real Encouraging: Biden, McCarthy Have ‘Good Meeting’

  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday sounded optimistic on the potential for a deal to raise the debt limit after meeting with President Joe Biden.
  • “I think our first meeting was a good meeting,” he told reporters at the White House after the meeting. “We promised we would continue the conversation… I think at the end of the day we can find common ground.”
  • “We want to make sure we do this in a responsible, reasonable way,” he continued, acknowledging that both he and Biden had different perspectives on the issue. “We’ll be talking again.”
  • McCarthy declined to elaborate on his terms for an agreement with the reporters who asked for him to identify areas where he wants to see cuts to federal spending.
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