Biden threatened by ‘Squad’ members over debt bill

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Members of the “Squad” are warning President Joe Biden that they will push back on a debt ceiling bill if they think he gave up too much to Republicans.

Tuesday is the last day Biden and congressional leaders are all in Washington, D.C., to work on a deal before the United States defaults on its debt, which can come as early as June 1. Biden, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Senate leaders are scheduled to meet Tuesday at 3 p.m.

The president has drawn the line in the sand at the Inflation Reduction Act and other areas as non-starters in negotiations, but some of Congress’s most liberal politicians are worried that Biden may make concessions in key areas important to the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) told Axios that it is “really important that we don’t give ground” on areas such as welfare work requirements and energy permitting reform — two of many policies that House Republicans are looking to restrict or slash as part of the GOP’s Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023.


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