House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has called on President Joe Biden to make compromises and reduce spending, as the two remain deadlocked over raising the nation's debt ceiling.
Biden is set to give the annual State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, and while the two sides disagree on the order of subjects they are tackling, both pledge to continue negotiations.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has called on President Joe Biden to agree to spending cuts, while the two sides remain deadlocked over raising the US debt ceiling.
McCarthy emphasised the need to reach a compromise, as neither Republicans nor Democrats are willing to budge on their demands.
Biden is set to give his annual State of the Union address to Congress, but neither party has demonstrated willingness to compromise yet.
The White House has stated that budget cuts will be discussed with the Republicans, only after the debt ceiling is lifted, while McCarthy has said Republicans will only lift the ceiling if Biden agrees to spending cuts.
While the two sides disagree on the order of the subjects they are tackling, both say they will continue to talk.
McCarthy's push further reinforces his role as a leading congressional negotiator, with his Republicans winning a narrow majority in the House of Representatives last November's election.