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Obama, Biden Begin Negotiating Debt Ceiling With Lawmakers

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is negotiating with lawmakers to avoid exacerbating another financial crisis, by compromising with Republicans to have major spending cuts in exchange for raising the government’s borrowing limit.

The United States government is set to default on its loans on Aug. 2, due to hitting its debt limit of $14.29 trillion on May 16. Although lawmakers can vote to raise the debt ceiling, many members of Congress said they will not approve it until long-term plan to deal with debt.

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