U.S. House debt limit, funding plan would not pass Senate -Reid

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority LeaderHarry Reid said on Tuesday that an alternative debt limit andgovernment funding plan promoted by conservative Republicans inthe House of Representatives could not win approval in theDemocratic-controlled Senate.

Reid said the plan, which was discussed at a HouseRepublican meeting on Tuesdays morning, was "an extreme piece oflegislation and it's nothing more than a blatant attack onbipartisanship."

Earlier, House Speaker John Boehner said no decisions hadbeen made to bring the House plan up for a vote. The proposalwould track several key parameters of an emerging deal that Reidis negotiating with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell butit would require some concessions on "Obamacare" health reformsand add some other restrictions on funding and borrowing.

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