Top U.S. Republican says Obama needs new fiscal cliff offer
WASHINGTON, Dec 11 - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday called on President Barack Obama to come forth with a new proposal to avert the "fiscal cliff" on Dec. 31 - one that would get enough votes to pass the House and Senate.
While Boehner said he had a "nice meeting, cordial" on Sunday with Obama, the top Republican said he was "still waiting for the White House to identify what spending cuts the president is willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the American people."
Boehner gave no indication of progress in his talks with Obama during a short speech on the floor of the House.
- More troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots |
- Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin
- Jewish-nation bill frays Israel's delicate social fabric
- Gunshots echo as violence returns to Ferguson, protests across U.S.
- Ukraine reports new arrivals of Russian supplies for eastern rebels |
We are living longer but not creating financial plans to keep pace. Advisers give tips on how to make sure you don’t outlive your money. Video