The White House says the latest proposal from Republican leaders in the House of Representatives for reopening the government and extending the nation's borrowing cap is a partisan effort to appease tea party conservatives. It praises bipartisan negotiations in the Senate as a good-faith effort to end the partial government shutdown and avoid an economy-shaking default.
The White House also announced it will meet with House Democratic leaders Tuesday afternoon as negotiations continue and a deadline to raise the debt ceiling moves ever closer.
White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage says a House Republican proposal that would attach health care law changes to shut-down and debt ceiling measures is a "partisan attempt to appease a small group of tea party Republicans who forced the government shut down in the first place."
Meanwhile, A Senate agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations was getting close on Tuesday.