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Ryan Picks Mnuchin in Debate With Mulvaney on Debt Limit

  • Speaker says Treasury secretary is in charge of negotiations
  • Says issue will be addressed ‘before we hit the debt ceiling’
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Mnuchin Urges Congress to Raise U.S. Debt Limit

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House Speaker Paul Ryan said that when it comes to negotiating legislation to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is in charge.

Internal White House divisions have raised questions about how and when President Donald Trump’s administration expects Congress to authorize more borrowing to keep from defaulting on U.S. debts. Politico reported Tuesday that Trump also stands behind Mnuchin.