Splits emerge as U.S. House Republicans demand Biden negotiate on debt limit

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By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Republicans who control the U.S. House of Representatives are divided over how hard a line to take on the debt ceiling, but were united on Wednesday in demanding that Democratic President Joe Biden agree to negotiate on spending as part of any deal. Hard-line Republican conservatives, who have the power to block any deal in the narrowly divided House, want to force deep spending cuts on Biden and the Democratic-led Senate in exchange for an agreement to avoid default on the $31.4 trillion debt. Some moderates want to tread more carefully and avoid any pote…

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