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McCarthy to Gather With Fellow Republicans Before Biden Meeting

  • Speaker plans to use meeting to assess Biden’s stance on debt
  • Social Security, Medicare cuts should be ‘off the table’
Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthyPhotographer: Shuran Huang/Bloomberg
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Hours before House Speaker Kevin McCarthy meets with President Joe Biden to discuss the approaching US debt ceiling crisis, he’ll preside over a closed-door session with fellow Republicans to discuss strategy.

The House GOP has demanded spending reductions in exchange for lifting the debt limit, but has yet to make specific proposals.