Debt Ceiling Crisis Hits As Congress On Vacation, Biden Not Negotiating

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen delivers remarks during a meeting with the President of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema during the U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit on December 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Summit brings together heads of state, government officials, business leaders, and civil society to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Africa. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

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The U.S. Congress is out of session with just two days to go before the Jan. 19 deadline for the federal government to raise the $31.4 trillion debt limit.

“There’s going to be no negotiation over it,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday, emphasizing that the White House wants Congress to raise the debt ceiling “without conditions.”

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