WASHINGTON -- House Speaker
Even some GOP leaders on Boehner's team balked at the proposal because it failed to include any of the party’s demands for cutting spending or blocking President
But in a brief news conference Thursday morning, senior Republicans stood with Boehner as he publicly unveiled the proposal, declaring that it was "time for leadership."
Boehner's plan would not reopen government agencies currently closed for lack of funds.
"Once Republicans in Congress act to remove the threat of default and end this harmful government shutdown, the President will be willing to negotiate on a broader budget agreement," the official said.
Despite the continued sharp rhetoric in Washington, financial markets rose sharply on indications that a deal was in the works.
Earlier in the day, Treasury Secretary
Some GOP lawmakers, however, remained uncertain about whether they could back Boehner's plan.
"That's a hard question to answer directly," Rep.
"We only have rare opportunities to change that trajectory" of government spending, he said. "I don't want to miss that opportunity."