Oct. 10, 2015 SIGN IN | REGISTER
Register Now for the CQ Roll Call Fall Graduate Fair — at the Phoenix Park Hotel on Oct. 22!

Out-of-the-Loop Lawmakers Try to Sway WH Debt Talks

The weekend leading up to a marathon meeting between Congressional leaders and the president Sunday night is quickly turning into a display of who can make the most noise.

Beginning with a secret meeting between President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) last Sunday, momentum toward making a deal to cut trillions of dollars from the deficit while averting an Aug. 2 government default appears stronger than it has been since the budget talks led by Vice President Joseph Biden broke down last month, sources close to Congressional leaders say. Those same people also acknowledge that whatever bargain might be struck will be up to Boehner and Obama.

However, that reality has not stopped others from trying to influence a closed-door debate from the proverbial hallways. And the clashing voices do not appear to be helping shore up anyone's place at the bargaining table.

comments powered by Disqus




Want Roll Call on your doorstep?