Kyl says GOP has not drawn line in sand over debt

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellPelosi urges end to Pentagon's clawback of soldier overpayments Coffman’s stance on climate change disingenuous, irresponsible Bill Murray honored with Mark Twain Prize MORE (R-Ky.) reiterated Tuesday that Senate Republicans want the discussion to be about trillions in cuts, and said the discussion cannot include tax increases.

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynReport: Investor visa program mainly funds wealthy areas GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election Conservatives backing Trump keep focus on Supreme Court MORE (R-Texas) told reporters he is telling colleagues they should vote against any debt ceiling increase if the spending cuts tied to the bill are not sufficient. 

Kyl told The Hill that he did not know what specific subject would come up at the Biden talks later on Tuesday. The talks began last Thursday.

Obama budget director Jack LewJack LewDem pushes Treasury for info on Syria sanctions Metlife battles ‘too big to fail’ designation Wyden seeks IRS info on firms linked to Panama Papers MORE met with Senate Democrats Tuesday and tried to sell them on the need to offer a debt trigger as part of the Biden talks.