WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama met
privately Sunday with the Republican leaders of the House of
Representatives on the U.S. debt crisis but made no progress on
a breakthrough, a Republican congressional aide said.
"As we said throughout the weekend, the lines of
communications are being kept open, but there is nothing to
report in terms of an agreement or progress," said Brendan
Buck, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner deputy
Eric Cantor was also at the meeting.
Referring to Republican legislation to be voted on this
week, Buck said: "We believe cut, cap and balance represents
the best path forward, and we are looking forward to the House
vote on it tomorrow."
(Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason, Editing by Sandra
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