House and Senate Republicans are starting to narrow their demands for health-care law changes in the U.S. fiscal impasse as they prod President Barack Obama to attach such revisions to a bill to end the government shutdown.
Senate Republicans said President Barack Obama is open to changing a tax on medical devices in the future as talks continue about ending a partial government shutdown and raising the debt limit before U.S. borrowing authority lapses Oct. 17.
House Republicans offered a plan to raise the U.S. debt limit and end a partial government shutdown that would require the president to accept policy conditions attached to a spending measure, said two congressional aides.
President Barack Obama and House Republican leaders are discussing a potential agreement that would extend the nation’s borrowing authority even as the Senate’s top Democrat said he didn’t want a short-term plan.
President Barack Obama and House Republican leaders were moving toward an agreement to extend the nation’s borrowing authority as they remained at odds over terms for ending the partial government shutdown.
President Barack Obama didn’t accept or reject House Republicans’ plan to increase the debt limit as the two sides pledged to keep talking tonight about avoiding default and ending the partial government shutdown.
House Republicans and President Barack Obama had a “constructive conversation” about the debt limit and the partial government shutdown, and discussions between the two sides are continuing, said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
House Republican leaders proposed a short-term increase in the debt ceiling that would continue the government shutdown and reduce the prospects for a U.S. default while extending the partisan fiscal fight.