House panel cancels meeting on budget plan, focus turns to Senate

10/15/13
 
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10/15/13:

House Republicans abruptly cancelled plans to take up a revised budget proposal Tuesday evening, leading Senate negotiators to resume bipartisan talks in hopes of reaching a deal before Thursday’s debt ceiling deadline.

House GOP leaders, after a closed door session, announced there would be no votes Tuesday night.

With that decision, focus shifted back to the Senate and talks between Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell.

A spokesman for Reid issued a statement late Tuesday saying, “Senator Reid and Senator McConnell have re-engaged in negotiations and are optimistic that an agreement is within reach.”

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