U.S. House Speaker Boehner to make statement on fiscal crisis

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Speaker of the U.S. House ofRepresentatives John Boehner will make a statement at 4:30 p.m.ET (2030 GMT) on Tuesday, aides said, apparently to respond toPresident Barack Obama's news conference earlier in the day thatfocused on their stalemate on fiscal issues.

Boehner renewed his call for negotiations on Tuesday, whileObama said he would be willing to talk with the speaker onceCongress reopens the government and raises the debt limit.

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