Boehner reports no progress as focus shifts to Senate plan (Video)

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Boehner reports no progress as focus shifts to Senate plan

By Russell Berman and Erik Wasson – 10/12/13 11:11 AM ET

Hopes for a deal to end the government shutdown and avert a U.S. default turned to the Senate on Saturday as House Republicans said their talks with the White House were effectively over.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told House Republicans at a morning conference meeting that there has been little progress in negotiations with the White House.

Other members said talks had now shifted from the House to the Senate.

“It’s up to the Senate Republicans,” conservative Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) said as he left the meeting. “The president rejected our deal.” Continue reading “Boehner reports no progress as focus shifts to Senate plan (Video)”