Shutdown: signs of progress? - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Short term deals on a spending bill that would reopen the government may be in the works


There may be some faint signs of progress Wednesday as Washington tries to find a way out of the government shutdown.

Some Republicans are suggesting spending plans without changing Obamacare.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives is trying to restore death benefits for the families of American troops killed in action.

House Speaker John Boehner insists there will be no unconditional surrender by Republicans, but other GOP lawmakers are sounding more conciliatory.

Congressman Paul Ryan has floated a conservative budget plan without a mention of Obamacare,

and others are talking about a clean short-term spending bill and debt-ceiling increase.

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