Senate Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Dick Durbin are urging President Biden to accept House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s demand for more talks on the federal fiscal crisis.
They want to discuss how to raise the government’s borrowing limit, but they refuse to discuss possible spending cuts. Democrats believe that they can avoid a stalemate by getting Biden to agree to a meeting without a commitment to cut spending.
Klobuchar and Durbin do not support the spending cuts that Republicans are seeking. They agree with Biden’s position, which is to handle the debt ceiling first and then discuss possible spending cuts.