Bipartisan house group proposes compromise to end shutdown
Hoping to halt the stalemate in Congress, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is proposing a compromise to end the government shutdown. The compromise includes repealing a medical device tax and maintaining across-the-board spending cuts. Per Bloomberg:
Representatives Charlie Dent, a Pennsylvania Republican, and Ron Kind, a Wisconsin Democrat, are leading a group of 20 lawmakers who sent House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a letter today offering the compromise.
While the medical device proposal has drawn support from Democrats in both chambers, Charles Schumer, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat, said his party won’t accept a bill to fund the government that contains measures related to President Barack Obama’s health-care law.