Senators disagree over US deficit plan
Both Democrats and Republicans have claimed victory over the compromise being put forward to Congress to avoid a default on US debt, but not everyone is agreed.
Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat, said President Obama got everything he wanted from the deal, while Senator Rand Paul, of the Republican Tea Party movement, said he was opposed to the plan.
They spoke to the BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani.
01 Aug 2011
- From the section US & Canada