Biden holds bipartisan talks to break spending stalemate
March 3rd, 2011
07:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Biden holds bipartisan talks to break spending stalemate

Washington (CNN) - White House officials led by Vice President Joe Biden met for the first time Thursday with House and Senate leaders in both parties to begin negotiations on major differences over government funding levels and spending cuts.

According to multiple sources familiar with the meeting, negotiators agreed to hold Senate votes on each side's position, in the hopes of demonstrating the necessity of compromise to powerful voices in both parties who have been resisting a deal.

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