House Republican leaders are moving toward new legislation aimed at ending the government shutdown and averting a debt crisis.
After a closed-door meeting, GOP House Speaker John Boehner said talks are continuing "on a way forward." He said the "idea of default is wrong."
The House is moving forward with their own plan instead of waiting for the one that the Senate has been working on.
House Republicans aren't satisfied with the Senate plan because it does not go far enough to rein in President Obama's health care law. The government shutdown, now in its 15th day, began when House Republicans refused to advance a stopgap funding bill unless it included language to defund the Affordable Care Act.
The House proposal would suspend a new tax on medical devices for two years and eliminate health care subsidies for the president, vice president, the Cabinet and members of Congress.
House Democrats are likely to oppose the plan, putting pressure on House GOP leaders to rely solely on their own members to pass it.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he felt "blindsided" by the House's new effort, which he called an attack on bipartisanship and made clear it stands no chance of Senate passage.
President Obama will meet with House Democratic leaders this afternoon.