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October 9th, 2013
04:43 PM ET

Sen. Toomey: 'A grand bargain is quite unlikely'

A House Republican lawmaker tells CNN that the a new plan being discussed among House GOP entails one bill that would re-open the government, lift the debt ceiling, while also requiring some changes to safety net or “entitlement” programs and paving a way for tax reform legislation that the House Ways and Means Committee has been working on.

"I think a big grand bargain is quite unlikely," said Republican Senator Pat Toomey.
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A GOP plan to re-open government and lift the debt ceiling?

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October 9th, 2013
02:39 PM ET

A GOP plan to re-open government and lift the debt ceiling?

By CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper

A House GOP lawmaker tells CNN that the a new plan being discussed among House Republicans entails one bill that would re-open the government, lift the debt ceiling, while also requiring some changes to safety net or “entitlement” programs and paving a way for tax reform legislation that the House Ways and Means Committee has been working on.

House Republicans would agree to lift the lower “sequester” spending parameters of the budget, which they believe congressional Democrats would see as a concession.
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