Democrats urged to "get serious" on spending cuts

WASHINGTON Fri Apr 8, 2011 11:09am EDT

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (L) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speak about the continuing budget negotiations after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (L) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speak about the continuing budget negotiations after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington April 7, 2011.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Friday there was still no agreement between Republicans and Democrats on a spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown.

"When will the White House and when will Senate Democrats get serious about cutting spending," Boehner told reporters on Capitol Hill. "A bill that fails to include real spending cuts will hurt job growth and signal that Washington is not serious about dealing with its spending addiction."

(Editing by Sandra Maler)

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