President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met Monday to discuss the debt ceiling.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he will not waive the House’s three-day rule amid ongoing debt ceiling talks Monday, despite negotiations coming closer and closer to a potential date of default.
The three-day rule requires that legislation be posted for at least three days to allow House members to study it before it can be voted on.
“No, I’m not going to waive the three-day rule because you have the three-day rule for a reason,” McCarthy said after his meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House. “You lend your voice to your elected officials. You want to make sure they have their voice.”
McCarthy then proceeded to criticize former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for previously moving legislation so quickly that “nobody could read the bill.”