Debt talks can embody every little thing however cuts to Social Safety and Medicare, Republicans say

WASHINGTON: Republicans say they’d not lower Social Safety and Medicare applications however “every little thing else is on the desk” in talks over elevating US authorities borrowing limits, Home Oversight Committee Chair James Comer stated on Sunday.

“We have to shore these applications up. They’re working out of cash. However on the finish of the day, these applications are going to be off the desk with respect to cuts, however every little thing else is on the desk,” Comer stated in an interview on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

Biden will insist that elevating debt restrict isn’t ‘bargaining chip’: White Home

The US authorities neared its $31.4 trillion debt ceiling earlier this month, prompting the Treasury to warn that it might not have the ability to stave off default previous early June.

However as that deadline looms, Republican lawmakers and President Joe Biden are locked in a disagreement over the trail to elevating the borrowing restrict. Biden says he wouldn’t negotiate over elevating it, whereas Republicans say they’d not agree to lift it with out spending concessions.