So far, McCarthy and Biden have been in a face-off, with the President accusing the Republican of making “commitments that are just absolutely off the wall for a Speaker of the House to make”.

On the other hand, McCarthy called Biden’s refusal to negotiate “childish”, adding: “Why would you put the economics of America in jeopardy? 

“Why would you play political games? I’m not.”

However, Dr Kevin Roberts, President of conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, said he believes “we’re going to get the contours of an agreement this week”.

In a press conference attended by, Dr Roberts said that while his organisation is “certainly more conservative than the Speaker’s voting record”, members of the House are hoping McCarthy takes the opportunity to “‘put a wrench’ in the President’s plan to expand government”.

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