WATCH LIVE: White House holds press briefing ahead of House debt ceiling vote

Karine Jean-Pierre, John Kirby
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre listens as National Security Council spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 16, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci/AP

WATCH LIVE: White House holds press briefing ahead of House debt ceiling vote

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is giving a press briefing alongside National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.

The press briefing, which is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., comes ahead of the vote in the House of Representatives regarding the debt ceiling deal President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) brokered over the weekend.

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The White House and Congress appear likely to avert the U.S. from defaulting on its debt obligations as the deal makes its way through the House and Senate ahead of the June 5 “X-date” to pass a debt ceiling increase.

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