Thursday passed without negotiations
July 29th, 2011
10:52 AM ET
12 years ago

Thursday passed without negotiations

Washington (CNN) - According to a senior Congressional Democratic aide and two Congressional Republican aides, while the Boehner bill was pending all day Thursday, there were no quiet negotiations toward a compromise solution between Democratic and Republican leaders on either side of the Hill.

Per the senior Democrat, Senate Democrats were available Thursday to talk to House Republicans but Republican leadership was too busy vote counting to talk about the next steps.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    How can you negotiate with an adversary who has no authority nor credibility. In case you haven't noticed, the Republican Tea Party is busy trying to figure out which they can make the smoke blow after they blow up the economy. They want to make sure that Obama gets the blame.

    July 29, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    Democrats haven't floated ANY plan. Anything that was snet to them, they refused to consider or pass. Time for the Democrat leaders from behind to step up to the plate and disclose their "plan". Now don't be surprised if it is continue the insane spending with increased taxes. This what these loons think the American want based on the results of the Nov. 2010 election.

    July 29, 2011 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    Separate but not equal
    Stay tuned for the sequel
    It's MY way or the HIGHWAY
    If NOT bipartisan then it will FLYAWAY!!!!

    compromise, Compromise, COmpromise, COMpromise, COMPromise, COMPROmise, COMPROMise, COMPROMIse, COMPROMISe, COMPROMISE!!!! Is this loud and clear???????

    July 29, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  4. seth

    Time for Tea/Bohener to resign! Time for our "Justice Department to look into "Norquist Klan for possible "Interferring with our federally elected Officials?? Americas Rule for a Century Plus, Voted in by the People,For the People!!!!! Norquist= Americas new "Enemy" Traitors

    July 29, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  5. John

    All the Republican and the tea Party are doing Is wasting time. Even If John Boehner talk enough People to vote for his plan ,It will not pass In the Senate. the Republican have wasted two day on something they are having trouble pass there own house and they know It won't pas thought the Senate. The Is real Dumb ,because we are running out of time. Even I Know that you have the Republican Control of the house and the Senate the Democrats Control. That you are going to have to COMPROMISE. This way you have the best Idea from the Republican and the best Idea from the Democrats and when you Compromise and agree on a deal. Than the Republican don't win and the Democrats don't win, But the American People will win and after all that who should win In all of this Is America and the American people. Not one Party or the other, It suppose to be about America and the American People. I don't think much about the tea Party ,because they are only trying to destroy America.

    July 29, 2011 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  6. Adan

    The House has sent the Senate two bills, one of which was tabled and the other was voted down. I am sure the House will have another bill today but since Democrats control two thirds of our government the Senate and the President need to let us see their plan. Obama does not have time evidently to put his on paper and Reid is just an agitator so we are going nowhere.

    July 29, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Four wrote:
    Who's in charge here?
    Good question. Thanks to 'Citizens United' nobody knows, nobody's saying, and nobody's in charge. That ruling has effectively made bribery legal. Instead of donating directly, just donate as much as you want to a PAC. Nice and neat, huh?

    July 29, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |