1. McCarthy Debuts Spending Cuts — But May Lack Votes To Pass Them NPR 13:49

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he would agree to raise federal government’s borrowing limit in exchange for cuts to discretionary, non-defense spending and other changes to federal safety net programs — though he likely does not have enough support from his own party to actually pass the plan through his chamber.

The U.S. must raise its borrowing limit by early summer in order to avoid destabilizing the global economic system.

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