U.S. fiscal talks falter in House, shift to Senate -lawmakers

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Urgent negotiations to end apartial U.S. government shutdown and head off an unprecedenteddefault were now focused on Senate proposals after the WhiteHouse rejected House Republican ideas, Republican lawmakers saidon Saturday.

House of Representative Republicans, after a closed meetingwith their leaders, emerged angry, accusing the White House ofrejecting their ideas and refusing to negotiate with them.

However, Representative Pete Sessions, a senior HouseRepublican, told Reuters that in coming days a new proposalwould be put forth. Many House members were heading to theirhome districts, having been informed that there would be novotes later on Saturday, Sunday or before Monday evening.

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