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Significant Blow to the Prospects of Avoiding a U.S. Default

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Washington, D.C. (AP)_The House is sidelined again in efforts end the government shutdown and raise the government's borrowing authority.

Hours after Speaker John Boehner announced there would be a late vote, the measure to restart the government and raise the debt limit was pulled, apparently because of a lack of support.

That puts a possible compromise in the hands of the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell have been negotiating.

 

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