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Government Shutdown: Potential Progress to Reach Deal

There are signs of potential progress to reach a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling and possibly reopen the Federal Government.
There are signs of potential progress to reach a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling and possibly reopen the Federal Government.   Deals are being offered back and forth between Democrats and republicans. 

High profile meetings at the White House wrapped up but time is running out for a deal. 

When it rains, it pours as Senate Republicans leave the White House after a meeting with President Obama.  New proposals are being floated to raise the nation's borrowing limit and reopen the Federal Government.

"He said to us he wasn't going to sign anything that gutted the law he said it is not a perfect law."

The shutdown began over Obamacare and now a Senate Republican plan again includes changes to the Healthcare Law along with a continuing resolution to fund the government for 6 months and a 3 month increase in the debt ceiling.

"Reopen the government, pay our bills, and let's do the sensible thing too."

The Senate Majority Leader has already introduced a plan to increase the debt ceiling for 15 months with no strings attached.  After a Thursday evening discussion with President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner didn't comment.  The House GOP plan at the time was a 6 week debt ceiling increase and an offer to begin negotiations to reopen the government.

"When it came to the resolution, we'll continue to talk to you about it."

Now there's indication that plan is changing, another layer in a fluid situation.  Now that President Obama has met with congressional leaders from both parties, the White House is summing up the options.

"It's the very least Congress to do to pass legislation to raise the debt for a short term and pass legislation that would fund the government for short term."

The Senate is still expecting to hold it's first vote on the 15 month debt ceiling increase. 
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