July 25, 2011 / 7:22 PM / 8 years ago

White House backs Reid debt plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday endorsed a deficit reduction plan put forward by Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, saying it would remove the cloud of a possible default from the U.S. economy through 2012.

“Senator Reid’s plan is a reasonable approach that should receive the support of both parties, and we hope the House Republicans will agree to this plan,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement. “The ball is in their court.”

Reporting by Alister Bull

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