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GOP plan to extend debt limit raises hope of end to impasse

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/11/2013

Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli

WASHINGTON — The federal budget standoff moved toward at least a temporary end Thursday as Speaker John A. Boehner announced that House Republicans would agree to extend the government's borrowing authority for six weeks, setting up late-night negotiations between the White House and Congress.
In announcing his plan, Boehner (R-Ohio) said Republicans no longer would insist on any policy changes in return for allowing the government to continue borrowing. But he did not agree to reopen federal programs that shut down last week.
At a late-afternoon meeting at the White House, where Boehner and other House GOP leaders presented their proposal, President Obama told them that he wanted the government reopened in addition to a solution for the debt ceiling, according to administration officials speaking on condition of anonymity. That put Obama in line with Senate Democrats, who have insisted that both issues be resolved together.
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"GOP plan to extend debt limit raises hope of end to impasse ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 26/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gop-plan-to-extend-debt-limit-raises-hope-of-end-to-impasse-