July 22, 2019 / 4:42 PM / 3 months ago

Trump cites very good talks with Congress on debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that talks with Democrats and Republicans on raising the debt ceiling were going well and that it was important to take care of the military in any spending legislation.

Trump spoke to reporters at the White House as U.S. congressional on Monday as a source close to the matter said White House negotiators were getting close to a deal to extend the Treasury Department’s borrowing authority and enact spending caps on a range of federal programs. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu;)

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