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House GOP Plan Too Partisan, White House Says

October 15, 2013

Associated Press

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U.S. Capitol (file photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) The White House says the latest proposal from Republican leaders in the House of Representatives for reopening the government and extending the nation's borrowing cap is a partisan effort to appease tea party conservatives. It praises bipartisan negotiations in the Senate as a good-faith effort to end the partial government shutdown and avoid an economy-shaking default.

The White House also announced it will meet with House Democratic leaders Tuesday afternoon as negotiations continue and a deadline to raise the debt ceiling moves ever closer.

White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage says a House Republican proposal that would attach health care law changes to shut-down and debt ceiling measures is a "partisan attempt to appease a small group of tea party Republicans who forced the government shut down in the first place."

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