Boehner: Negotiations between House GOP and Obama have ended
House Republicans were told by Speaker John Boehner Saturday morning that negotiations between the House GOP and President Obama have ended, with Obama’s rejection Friday of the House’s latest offer.
At a closed door meeting in the basement of the Capitol, Boehner urged members to “hold firm,” several said, even as Senate Republicans work to negotiate their own proposal to end the impasse. House members expressed anxiety about the senate talks. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said house leaders were only briefed on a proposal being circulated by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Saturday morning and were opposed to it. He said the reasons for opposition were too many to enumerate.