GOP Says House Lawmakers Can Leave for Memorial Day Despite Debt Talks

Thu May 25, 2023 AT 9:57 AM EDT

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise informed lawmakers on Wednesday that they can leave Washington as scheduled on Thursday for the Memorial Day weekend — but that they should be prepared to return to the Capitol to vote on legislation to raise the debt limit with 24-hours ‘notice. 

The House is scheduled to adjourn on Thursday and is not slated to return to session until June 5 — four days after the June 1 deadline set by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for a possible default.

White House officials and GOP lawmakers have been negotiating for more than a week to reach an agreement on raising the debt limit. President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have also met at the White House to discuss the issue.

The Senate is out of session this week but is scheduled to reconvene on May 30. Read Full Story

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