Sen. Sessions: Closing tax loopholes in debt limit compromise is a tax increase

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Earlier Friday, House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerTrump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery One year later, neither party can get past last year's election MORE (R-Ohio) issued a strongly worded statement expressing opposition to any kind of debt ceiling increase compromise that included tax increases. John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerTrump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery One year later, neither party can get past last year's election MORE did not mention opposition to closing loopholes in his statement. 

Boehner's statement came a day after House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorIf we want to make immigration great again, let's make it bipartisan Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling to retire after end of current term MORE (R-Va.) announced that he would no longer participate in negotiations on increasing the debt limit led by Vice President Biden. Cantor said he quit because Democrats would not agree to a compromise that did not include tax increases.

After the group's breakdown, President Obama and the vice president will meet with Senate leaders on Monday to discuss negotiations on raising the debt limit, the White House announced Friday.

The meetings are intended to "to find common ground on a balanced approach to deficit reduction," the White House said.