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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House Democrat says she and fellow Democratic lawmakers will oppose including cuts in Social Security or Medicare benefits in any package aimed at reducing huge federal deficits.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made the remark to reporters Thursday after returning to the Capitol from President Barack Obama’s budget talks with congressional leaders. The leaders are looking for a compromise package that would extend the government’s borrowing limit while also slicing trillions off future budget deficits.

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