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White House: Obama would veto special panel plan

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The White House is threatening a veto of a House Republican proposal creating a special congressional committee that would have authority to recommend steps to raise the debt limit and reduce spending.
    
The White House Office of Management and Budget says President Barack Obama would veto the measure if it reached his desk. The budget office also say the White House opposes joining that legislation with a proposal to pay federal workers who have had to remain at their posts during the government shutdown.
    
Without congressional action, those workers would miss their next regularly scheduled paycheck on Oct. 15.
    
House Republican leaders unveiled the joint proposals Tuesday.
    
In a statement, the White House urged the House to reopen the government and pass an increase in the debt ceiling without conditions.

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