White House hits Republicans over work requirements in debt talks

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“President Biden and Home Democrats are standing towards this merciless and mindless tradeoff,” Bates added.

Work necessities have been a significant sticking level within the ongoing talks. Republicans are looking for so as to add them to applications that assist low-income households — particularly SNAP and the Short-term Help for Needy Households applications, each of which already comprise some type of work necessities. However they seem to have backed down from earlier efforts so as to add new layers of labor necessities to Medicaid.

Earlier Friday, Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s emissary within the negotiations, mentioned Republicans want work necessities in a deal. “Hell no,” he mentioned when requested by a reporter whether or not the GOP would again down on the difficulty.

Congressional lawmakers and the White Home have been anticipated to proceed debt negotiations via the weekend. However either side acquired a little bit of a reprieve Friday night time when Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen despatched Congress a brand new estimate that confirmed the default deadline to be June 5, 4 days later than the earlier estimate.


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