U.S. House Republicans await Obama's response to latest fiscal offer


WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - U.S. House of RepresentativesRepublicans were awaiting a White House response to their latestoffer on raising U.S. borrowing authority and reopening thegovernment after 11 days of being in partial shutdown, a seniorHouse Republican aide said on Friday.

The aide did not provide details on what was in the HouseRepublicans' offer, which likely is being discussed now at theWhite House in a meeting President Barack Obama is having withSenate Republicans.

Meanwhile, Republican Representative Tom Cole, who is closeto House Speaker John Boehner, told reporters: "We are awaitinga response from the White House. If he (Obama) signals back thathe is willing to sign a short-term deal" on the debt limit,Republicans would move to reopen the government, said Cole, whoas a House majority deputy whip helps his party round up votesin support of party leaders.

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