Semafor: The debt ceiling fight settles in for a long stalemate

I spoke to Semafor‘s Joseph Zeballos-Roig for his piece on the brewing fight over the debt ceiling and why it will be a while before we see much action:

Congress typically doesn’t check an item off its to-do list without the pressure of a deadline and it’s still not clear when the X-date for default lands on the calendar. Like many college students, lawmakers have a tendency to procrastinate — and only scramble to turn in their assignments at the very last minute.

“There’s just not much to talk about until the X-date is close enough to budge people from their current postures and Republicans demonstrate what they can produce the votes for,” Liam Donovan, a former Republican aide, told Semafor. “Until then, Biden and Democrats are content to wait.”

Read the full piece here.

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