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Biden and congressional leaders strike optimistic tone after debt ceiling meeting

May 17, 2023
Our Nation’s Capital

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met Tuesday afternoon to discuss a way to break the logjam on the debt ceiling, with fears of a self-inflicted economic calamity growing as Republicans demand spending cuts. Leaving the meeting, congressional leaders hinted at some progress. McCarthy, R-Calif., said that the sides remain “far apart” but that “it is possible to get a deal by the end of the week.”

Article Source: NBC News

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