Senate Democrats Ask Vice President to Lead Budget Negotiations

After suffering a “setback in the first round of the budget fight, Senate Democratic leaders will hand Vice President Joe Biden the reins in negotiations with Republicans over 2011 spending levels,” The Hill reports.

Negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) have ground to a stalemate, prompting Democrats to bring in the White House to make a new round of offers to the House GOP.

“The White House is inviting both sides to negotiate a long-term solution led by Vice President Biden,” said Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), vice chairman of the Senate Democratic Conference. “If Republicans are serious about negotiating a responsible compromise, they should accept this invitation immediately and get to work.”

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