(CNN) The White House is rejecting the latest proposal from House Republicans over the fiscal impasse.
“The President has said repeatedly that Members of Congress don’t get to demand ransom for fulfilling their basic responsibilities to pass a budget and pay the nation’s bills,” a White House spokeswoman said. Separately, President Barack Obama will meet with House Democrats at the White House on Tuesday afternoon.
A possible “bright day” in the U .S. Senate could mean a long day in the House. Senate leaders from both parties say a deal is near to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a potential default as soon as this week.
However, House Republicans decided Tuesday to offer their own proposal that would tack on provisions changing President BarackObama’s signature health care reforms in what appeared to be a last-gasp effort to influence the agreement to reopen the government and raise the federal borrowing limit.
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