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White House-Congress Budget Standoff Continues; John Boehner Comments

WhiteHousePresident Barack Obama and key lawmakers did not reach a compromise to end the federal government shutdown during a White House summit held Wednesday, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Congressional leaders held to their positions on the budget and healthcare law during the hour-long talks, according to the report by Richard Rubin, Roxana Tiron and Kathleen Hunter.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters that the Obama administration “will not negotiate.”

Obama and fellow Democrats believe Boehner should allow for a full House vote on a bill to extend government funding through mid-November.

Democrats also want Republicans to agree to raise the debt ceiling before commencing further budget talks, according to Bloomberg.

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