© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks as she joins White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki for the day by day press briefing on the White Home in Washington, U.S. Could 7, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged lawmakers in a letter on Friday to behave as quickly as attainable on the debt restrict and warned if Congress didn’t act by Aug. 2, Treasury might want to take “extraordinary measures” to stop a U.S. default.

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