The five Washington dealmakers trying to avoid a US default
Five insiders have been tasked with cutting a deal to avert a US debt default. Here’s what you need to know about them
Five Washington insiders — a few trusted aides, a Cabinet-level officer and a Republican congressman — have been tasked with cutting a deal to avert a US debt default that otherwise could come as soon as June 1.
All five have serious deal-making chops. None come from the extremes of their party. And most are well acquainted. Republican negotiator Garret Graves and White House representative Shalanda Young even share a personal Louisiana connection: he represents ...