White House says debt talks in "abeyance"

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 23, 2011 2:34 PM
White House says debt talks in "abeyance"

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday said debt talks between Vice President Joe Biden and lawmakers had made progress but were in "abeyance" right now.

The budget talks collapsed earlier on Thursday after Republican negotiators walked out.

One of the Republican lawmakers has said the talks were at an impasse, but White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that they would try to address areas of disagreement in search of compromise.

(Reporting by Laura MacInnis; Editing by Sandra Maler)