With time working out to strike a debt restrict deal, President Biden and congressional leaders are set to fulfill Tuesday for pivotal face-to-face negotiations on the White Home to keep away from a default that economists say may get rid of jobs and trigger a recession.

The three p.m. assembly comes a day after Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen reiterated that the US may run out of cash to pay its payments by June 1 if Congress doesn’t elevate or droop the debt restrict.

Republicans have stated they need to slash federal spending earlier than lifting the debt ceiling. The president has maintained that elevating the restrict is a accountability of Congress and must be achieved with out situations to keep away from an financial catastrophe, whilst he has stated he’s open to separate negotiations over spending.

Over the weekend, the White Home projected cautious optimism concerning a possible settlement, however on Monday, Speaker Kevin McCarthy expressed doubts.

“I don’t assume we’re in a very good place,” Mr. McCarthy stated. “I do know we’re not.”

Some potential areas of compromise have emerged in latest days, nevertheless. Mr. McCarthy stated on Monday that he needed to barter among the key provisions of the invoice to boost the debt restrict that Home Republicans handed final month. These embody spending caps, allowing adjustments for home power initiatives, work necessities for security internet packages like meals stamps and clawing again unspent cash allotted for pandemic aid packages. “All of that I felt can be very constructive,” he stated.

Along with Mr. McCarthy, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the minority chief; Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the bulk chief; and Consultant Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the Democratic chief, will be a part of Mr. Biden on the White Home.

The federal government hit the $31.4 trillion debt restrict on Jan. 19, and the Treasury Division has been utilizing accounting maneuvers to maintain paying its payments. Mr. Biden can be scheduled to go away for Japan on Wednesday to attend the Group of seven assembly, heightening the sense of urgency to make progress on the debt restrict.

Whereas Mr. McCarthy performed down progress, Mr. Biden and his allies stated the White Home and congressional groups have had productive talks in latest days.

“We welcome a bipartisan debate about our nation’s fiscal future,” Mr. Schumer stated on Monday. “However we’ve made it plain to our Republican colleagues that default will not be an choice. Its penalties are too damaging, too extreme. It should be taken off the desk.”

Ms. Yellen will warn on Tuesday that the standoff over the debt restrict is already having an influence on monetary markets and is growing the burden of debt on American taxpayers. Buyers, she is going to notice, have change into cautious of holding onto authorities debt that matures in early June — when the federal government may begin working out of money.

“We’re already seeing the impacts of brinkmanship,” Ms. Yellen will say on the Impartial Group Bankers of America summit, in response to excerpts from her ready remarks.

Ms. Yellen, who warned lawmakers on Monday that the Treasury Division may run out of money as quickly as June 1, additionally lamented that households and companies at the moment are being compelled to contemplate the prospect of default as a part of their monetary plans.

“Too many companies — together with yours — are having to spend your time planning across the potential threat of U.S. default, as a substitute of enthusiastic about longer-term investments that may develop your enterprises and increase the economic system,” Ms. Yellen will say.

Biden administration officers have stated they won’t roll again any of the president’s signature laws, significantly on local weather change, and the Home Republicans’ invoice is unquestionably useless on arrival within the Democratic-led Senate.

The invoice would make able-bodied adults with out dependents who obtain each federal meals help and Medicaid advantages topic to work necessities till they’re 55 years previous, a rise from 49. It additionally would shut a loophole that Republicans have claimed is abused by states, which permits officers to exempt meals help recipients from work necessities.

Requested if he was open to more durable work necessities for assist packages, Mr. Biden stated over the weekend that he had voted for such measures as a senator.

On Monday night, nevertheless, Mr. Biden’s official Twitter account appeared to shut the door on such a proposal. “The Home Republican want listing would put one million older adults vulnerable to dropping their meals help and going hungry,” Mr. Biden wrote on Twitter. “Somewhat than push People into poverty, we must always scale back the deficit by ensuring the rich and enormous companies pay their justifiable share in taxes.”

Toughening work necessities for packages like meals stamps has lengthy been anathema to congressional Democrats, and the proposal would face fierce resistance within the Senate.

“SNAP already has work necessities,” stated Senator John Fetterman, Democrat of Pennsylvania, referring to the Supplemental Vitamin Help Program. “I didn’t come right here to take meals away from hungry youngsters, and that’s precisely what this proposal would do.”

Alan Rappeport contributed reporting.