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May 22, 2023 8:47pm EDT
Biden issues terse statement after McCarthy debt ceiling talks: 'Avoid a catastrophe'
The US government is expected to run out of cash to pay its current obligations in just 10 days

By Brandon Gillespie | Fox News

President Joe Biden issued a terse, three-sentence statement late Monday evening following the conclusion of his talks with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on how to raise the debt ceiling, which failed to yield a final agreement but which both sides said was "productive."

"I just concluded a productive meeting with Speaker McCarthy about the need to prevent default and avoid a catastrophe for our economy. We reiterated once again that default is off the table and the only way to move forward is in good faith toward a bipartisan agreement," Biden said in a statement.

"While there are areas of disagreement, the Speaker and I, and his lead negotiators Chairman McHenry and Congressman Graves, and our staffs will continue to discuss the path forward," he added.

The White House released Biden's statement after McCarthy briefed reporters at the White House and in a separate briefing at the Capitol minutes later.

McCarthy also told reporters that the Monday evening meeting was "productive" even though there was no "progress" yet. He said staff would continue to meet and he expected to be in touch with Biden every day – there are just 10 days left before the government is expected to have to borrow more money in order to pay its current obligations.


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After 3 years of manufacturing and creating crisis es and more crisis's crippling and damaging America taking us to the brink. Now Joe is so concerned he managed to get us to where he fought like hell for 3 years to get us to. Care Joe, go ahead and tell us how much you care, fools and damn fools will buy it for sure!  Don't they always?
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