Obama says he would veto plan.
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Some of the key differences between the parties involved in discussions.
Senate Budget Committee barely backs Heather Higginbottom to be the agency's deputy director on a party-line 11-10 vote.
Avoiding a shutdown may hinge on Democrats' willingness to move toward Boehner's $40 billion spending-cut offer.
Senior administration official says about 800,000 employees could be furloughed during a government shutdown.
Meeting is the latest effort to avert a government shutdown.
Americans cannot afford to ignore debt crises in Europe and democracy movements in the Middle East.
Funding bill would prevent a shutdown at the end of this week and fund the Defense Department for the rest of the year.
Sweeping reductions in government, safety net contrast with Obama's plan, but revenue assumptions and deficit estimates may not be credible.
Continuing resolution is not scheduled for vote.