Talks resume amid debt default impasse

President Joe Biden, right, meets with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., about the debt ceiling, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C, on May 22, 2023. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON — Negotiators for the White House and House Republicans resumed talks on lifting the U.S. debt ceiling amid an impasse just days before a potentially catastrophic default, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Talks between President Joe Biden’s team and representatives of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had been at a standstill since White House negotiators left the Capitol on Tuesday.

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