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Faint glimmers of hope emerge in deadlocked Washington

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/08/2013

Tribune staff and wires

WASHINGTON - A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced on Monday in the U.S. fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default.
Separately, a Senate aide said Republican Senator Rob Portman, an Ohioan influential on budget issues, was floating a plan to cut federal spending and reform the U.S. tax code as part of a broader deal to reopen shuttered government agencies and raise the government's debt ceiling.
While Portman's initiative may or may not gain traction, most lawmakers believe that a budget deal like it will be necessary to end the stalemate.
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"Faint glimmers of hope emerge in deadlocked Washington", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2013. Consulté le 19/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/faint-glimmers-of-hope-emerge-in-deadlocked-washington