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Raimondo tells Brown graduates to ‘stick around’ R.I., commit to public service

“We have a lot of issues that we, together, have to deal with,” US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said after accepting an honorary degree from Brown University on Sunday. “They can all be solved... if you guys get in the game.”

Debt ceiling tests McCarthy, as GOP speaker rides breezily through fight of his career

Kevin McCarthy was never Washington’s bet to become House speaker.

White House and GOP strike debt limit deal to avert default

Top White House and Republican negotiators on Saturday reached an agreement in principle to raise the debt limit for two years while cutting and capping some government spending over the same period, a breakthrough after a marathon set of crisis talks that has brought the nation within days of its first default in history.

Biden, GOP reach tentative deal to raise debt ceiling, avoid calamitous US default

Central to the package is a two-year budget deal that would hold spending flat for 2024 and impose limits for 2025 in exchange for raising the debt limit for two years, pushing the volatile political issue past the next presidential election.

Yellen’s debt limit warnings went unheeded, leaving her to face fallout

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was talking about the debt limit last fall, but Democrats weren't listening.

Treasury expects to run out of cash by June 5

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Friday that the United States will run out of money to pay its bills on time by June 5, moving the goal posts slightly while maintaining the urgency for congressional leaders to reach a deal to raise or suspend the debt limit.

DeSantis campaign raises $8.2m in first day as he attacks Trump for ‘going left’

The figure includes online donations as well as money raised by around 100 donors who converged on the Four Seasons in Miami starting Wednesday evening — as DeSantis launched his campaign in a live Twitter discussion that quickly went haywire.

Debt ceiling deadline is extended to June 5, later than previously estimated, Yellen says

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's latest letter to legislators on the “X-date” came as Congress broke for the long Memorial Day weekend. She said that the Treasury Department had deployed an extraordinary measure not used since 2015 to get the US financial position to this point.