Boehner breaks off US debt limit talks with Obama

By REUTERS
July 23, 2011 01:10

WASHINGTON - US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Friday he broke off negotiations with President Barack Obama on a debt limit increase and will start talks with Senate leaders.

In a letter to congressional colleagues, Boehner said he and the president could not reach agreement on a deficit reduction package and that the two "had different visions for our country."

With the Aug. 2 deadline approaching for Congress to increase the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, Boehner said he would begin talks with Senate leaders to "in an effort to find a path forward."


Related Content

Breaking news
April 22, 2018
German defense ministry wants to spend billions on armaments this year

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 12 - 22
    Beer Sheva
    15 - 20
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 11 - 19
    Jerusalem
    15 - 20
    Haifa
  • 17 - 29
    Elat
    14 - 27
    Tiberias