Parties Diverge in Bid to Break Fiscal Deadlock

WASHINGTON—The House and Senate headed down separate tracks Tuesday in their efforts to break the stalemate that has led to a week-old partial government shutdown.

House Republicans, stepping up calls for face-to-face negotiations, planned to pass legislation that would set a framework for wide-ranging budget talks. Senate Democrats were planning a vote this week to extend the country’s borrowing authority through 2014, after next year’s midterm elections.

via Parties Diverge in Bid to Break Fiscal Deadlock – WSJ.com.