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Biden pushes for Republican proposal in U.S. debt-ceiling standoff

2023-03-29 09:20:52       source:Reuters

March 28, 2023

WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to outline this week the spending cuts Republicans want in exchange for votes to raise the government's debt ceiling.

Biden urged the top congressional Republican to spell out his proposals before lawmakers leave Washington for a two-week recess set to start on Thursday.

That followed a missive from McCarthy proposing scaling back domestic spending, clawing back unspent COVID-19 relief funds and other changes that he said would save trillions of dollars.

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