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October 11, 2013


GOP Offers New Plan But No Agreement Yet

House Republicans "are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs," the AP reports.

"Republicans also seek changes in the three-year-old health care law known as Obamacare as part of an end to an impasse that has roiled financial markets and idled 350,000 federal workers."

A Senate Democratic leadership aide tells Greg Sargent that Democrats "aren't prepared to comment directly on the House GOP offer -- because details involving things such as duration are unclear -- but reiterated to me that the general framework underlying the offer is still not acceptable."

Meanwhile, National Review reports House Republicans have scheduled a closed-door conference meeting for tomorrow morning.












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