Republican policy demands threaten budget talks
Lisa Mascaro and Christi Parsons"Reporting from Washington The federal budget stalemate that stands to trigger a government shutdown shifted Thursday from a debate over spending cuts to a fight over the thorny policy issues of abortion and environmental regulation that have divided Democrats and Republicans for years. "Facing a deadline of midnight Friday, negotiators worked day and night in an effort to strike a compromise as the policy demands loomed as a major new obstacle. "For a third straight day, President Obama called House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to meetings at the White House. Afterward, Obama set a hard deadline for reaching an agreement, saying he wanted a deal from the congressional leadership overnight." Read on...
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"Republican policy demands threaten budget talks", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2011. Consulté le 28/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/republican-policy-demands-threaten-budget-talks