GOP Negotiator: WH Refusing to Talk Work Requirements

The White House is refusing to discuss work requirements for social benefits programs, a Republican on the GOP debt ceiling negotiations team complained on Thursday.

“Their efforts actually put in jeopardy those very benefits to senior citizens like Medicare and Social Security because they’re refusing to negotiate on work requirements,” Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., told reporters as he left the office of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Thursday evening.

Graves called the overall progress “slow.”

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