U.S. House fails to produce plan to avoid default, to try Wednesday

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Houseof Representatives has failed so far to produce a plan to liftthe threat of a government default and has abandoned plans tovote on any measure on Tuesday.

Representative Pete Sessions, a senior House Republican,emerged from a meeting in House Speaker John Boehner's officetelling reporters Republicans would try to come up with a newplan on Wednesday.

With the U.S. government facing a Thursday default deadline,Boehner tried twice on Tuesday to move a debt limit andgovernment funding bill to the House floor for passage butfailed to get enough support.

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