McCarthy and his top lieutenants have in recent days said the White House needs to agree to cut spending, not just keep it flat. The House GOP’s representatives have panned Biden’s negotiators, saying the White House isn’t showing enough urgency or sending people empowered to cut a deal. Talks were set to resume Wednesday afternoon at the White House. Getting a “majority of the majority,” a longtime GOP House principle, requires leaders to nudge legislation to the right. That measure included non-starters for the White House such as rescinding parts of the Inflation Reduction Act.