House Republicans challenge Senate Democrats

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Posted: Jul 28, 2011 1:59 PM
House Republicans challenge Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republican Leader Eric Cantor on Thursday challenged the Democratic-led Senate to accept a House-passed bill raising the debt limit or suffer the consequences of default.

Cantor issued the challenge at a news conference just hours before the Republican-controlled House of Representatives was to vote on a revised proposal to reduce deficits and raise the debt ceiling in the short-term. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Senate Democrats would reject the revised plan crafted by Republican House Speaker John Boehner.

(Reporting by Donna Smith; Editing by Jackie Frank)