The issue of reducing defense spending is not discussed at the talks between the US authorities and Congress on raising the debt ceiling. Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He drew attention to the trip of the head of the White House to the G7 summit, where they discussed the actions of China, as well as the situation in Ukraine and military support for Kyiv from Washington.
“We don’t want the US to be endangered. Therefore, no, defense cuts should not be on the agenda,” McCarthy told reporters after meeting with Joe Biden.
The politician called the last meeting productive, noting the professionalism, honesty to each other and the desire to find common ground. McCarthy also added that he would communicate with the president on a daily basis until the situation with the national debt was resolved.