Biden, McCarthy hold ‘productive’ and ‘frank’ debt limit talks as fiscal cliffs loom

U.S. reached debt limit of $31.385 trillion in mid-January, after which the Treasury Department has been using extraordinary measures to keep paying the country’s bills

By: - February 1, 2023 4:28 pm
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-California

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy answers questions from reporters at the U.S. Capitol about debt limit talks at the White House, on Feb. 1, 2023. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.