Washington (CNN) – House Republicans have made an offer to the President to resolve the budget standoff, GOP sources tell CNN.
The plan falls short of the President's demand to immediately reopen the government, but the GOP proposal would temporarily raise the debt ceiling.
The House vote on a short term debt ceiling could come over the weekend.
Republican leaders are pushing to separate the two issues, allowing a vote to raise the debt limit while continuing talks with the White House over a government funding bill that would end the shutdown. This position is similar to what GOP leaders presented to the President Thursday. The aides declined to give specifics on what kinds of conditions GOP leaders were asking to be attached to that spending bill, but say an agreement to reopen the government could come within days.
Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois, a member of the House GOP leadership, told reporters on Capitol Hill, "Let's do a temporary debt ceiling, then let's concentrate on the continuing resolution."
After meeting with the President Thursday afternoon, House GOP leaders went back to Capitol Hill to come up with a plan that attempted to resolve both issues –the government shutdown and need to increase the Treasury's borrowing limit, which is due to run out late next week. House GOP leadership and committee staffers worked late into Thursday evening, and Republicans sent the offer to the White House and awaited a response Friday afternoon.
There's mounting pressure on Republicans to resolve the budget standoff following recent polls showing the party is getting more of the blame.
A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner declined to describe any details of the plan and reiterated GOP leaders are working on a framework for a broader fiscal deal.
"There is no agreement at this point on what that framework would involve, and we don't plan to comment on the details of these discussions," Michael Steel told CNN.
When asked about the plan ignoring the President's insistence that the government reopen before broader budget negotiations start, House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy told CNN the GOP is talking about "the debt ceiling he's concerned with, we'd go to budget conference, we'd meet him half way and sit down and start negotiating on the CR."
Roskam wouldn't specify how long it would take under the GOP approach to reopen the government, only saying, "you're going to begin to immediately negotiate on the CR."
It's unclear whether House GOP leaders are trying to include any Obamacare related provisions on legislation that would reopen the government. But one senior House Republican source told CNN they are insisting that Obamacare be part of the bigger budget deal they work out before the temporary debt ceiling increase expires in November. "Obviously any framework on a larger agreement must include the real drivers of our debt and deficits, including the President's health care law."