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October 15, 2013

House GOP pursues own bill on debt and shutdown

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are working to pass their own plan to reopen government and avert an impending Thursday default deadline instead of waiting for Senate leaders who are nearing agreement on a competing budget offer.However, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, struck a cautious tone about how the House would proceed following a nearly two-hour meeting with GOP lawmakers. "There are a lot of opinions about what direction to go. There have been no decisions about what exactly we will do," he said."We are very cognizant of the calendar," added House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. "We want to find a solution that gets us moving forward and America back working again."Read More Here http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/10/15/house-republicans-boehner/2986085/