White House: No Decision Made On House GOP’s Debt-Limit Offer


After President Obama’s Thursday meeting with House Republicans, the White House said “no specific determination” was made on what to do next regarding the House’s proposal for a temporary debt-limit increase in exchange for budget negotiations.

“After a discussion about potential paths forward, no specific determination was made. The President looks forward to making continued progress with members on both sides of the aisle,” the White House said. “The President’s goal remains to ensure we pay the bills we’ve incurred, reopen the government and get back to the business of growing the economy, creating jobs and strengthening the middle class.”

Shortly after the meeting, the New York Times reported Obama had rejected the proposal because it didn’t include a plan to re-open the government. A House GOP aide told TPM that Obama “didn’t say yes or no.”