White House urges Congress to find solution to end fiscal impasse

The White House urged Congress on Saturday to "do its job" and find a solution to end a fiscal impasse over raising the US debt ceiling and end a government shutdown after the Senate rejected a Democratic plan.


A statement from White House press secretary Jay Carney said it was unfortunate that the Senate Democratic plan failed to pass because it would have taken the threat of a debt default off the table ahead of a looming Thursday deadline. (Reuters)