Kevin McCarthy aims to bring Republicans to negotiate on debt bill | USA TODAY

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy responded to questions about the debt ceiling bill as he said it's a means to get to the "negotiating table."

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The U.S. could default on its debt in about a month, according to three new analyses, but those projections don't seem to be motivating Republican holdouts to vote for the GOP's debt limit bill.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters Tuesday it will pass this week, but at least four Republicans were still a firm "no" on the measure that same day. Several others have not said if they will support it. With a five-member majority, McCarthy doesn't have many votes to spare.

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