US fiscal negotiations falter in House, shift to Senate

The US Capitol on a rainy morning on Oct 9, 2013 in Washington. Urgent negotiations to end a partial United States government shutdown and head off an unprecedented default were now focused on Senate proposals after the White House rejected ideas put
The US Capitol on a rainy morning on Oct 9, 2013 in Washington. Urgent negotiations to end a partial United States government shutdown and head off an unprecedented default were now focused on Senate proposals after the White House rejected ideas put forward by Republicans in the House of Representatives. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Urgent negotiations to end a partial United States government shutdown and head off an unprecedented default were now focused on Senate proposals after the White House rejected ideas put forward by Republicans in the House of Representatives.

House Republicans, after a closed meeting with their leaders, emerged angry, accusing the White House of rejecting their ideas and refusing to negotiate with them. However, Representative Pete Sessions, a senior House Republican, told Reuters that, in the coming days, a new proposal would be put forward.

Many House members were heading to their home districts, having been informed that there would be no votes later on Saturday, Sunday or before Monday evening.