Boehner tells GOP lawmakers House would need to vote on debt ceiling by Wednesday to meet deadline
July 22nd, 2011
04:52 PM ET
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Boehner tells GOP lawmakers House would need to vote on debt ceiling by Wednesday to meet deadline

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Washington (CNN)-A Republican source familiar with the negotiations tells CNN that Speaker Boehner told Republican lawmakers Friday that to get the debt ceiling raised by August 2nd, the House must vote on legislation by next Wednesday-and that means it must be posted online this coming Monday.

A House GOP leadership aide tells CNN that Boehner is telling members he believes a House vote has to happen by Wednesday in order for the Senate to have enough time to vote on it before August 2nd. This is because House GOP leaders assume that conservatives in the Senate will force the Senate to overcome a number of procedural options that could take days to do.


A Senate GOP leadership aide says that Wednesday should not be considered as set in stone. It’s not clear whether conservatives would filibuster. There are ways around some of the procedural hurdles that could mean it would take fewer days to accomplish all of this, the aide said. Much will depend on WHAT the deal is, and what the reaction to it is -from both sides, the aide said.


Filed under: Budget • Debt • Deficit • John Boehner
soundoff (228 Responses)
  1. Joseph

    Are these idiots really going to let the US default? This is beyond absurd. Do they hate the US?

    July 22, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  2. Republican Robber Baron

    The GOP House would prefer intentionally sabotage to wreck the economy to fulfill their selfish political agenda defined by Mitch. The Republicans seem to LOVE wrecking the economy Hoover, both Bush's, and now the House.

    July 22, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  3. Reese

    It should come out of the House but since the Senate aleady rejected their bill lets see the Senates offering. As far as I am concerned and many others my congressman has done what he is paid to do and the Senate needs to put forward a plan and vote on it. I could care less if we default and the market goes down as I have saved my whole life and it will be just another buying opportunity – bring it. A deal is going to be made no matter what but unless it 4Trillion with limited or no taxe increases its a failure.

    July 22, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  4. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Mr. Weeper, are you prepared to ask the GOBPbaggers to agree that their corporate and billionaire masters must make sacrifices proportionate to those the rest of us are making?

    July 22, 2011 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  5. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Stick to your Taliban and Al Qaeda principles Republicans.....destroy America economically!! The Al Qaeda pilots flying the 9/11 hijacked aircraft were registered Republicans...

    July 22, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  6. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @Joseph
    Are these idiots really going to let the US default? This is beyond absurd. Do they hate the US?

    July 22, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm
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    Yes, they hate the American middle class, the poor, and senior citizens.

    July 22, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Do they hate the US?"

    Depends. If by "US" you mean a country with a black president and with minority population growth quickly outpacing and overtaking white population growth, then yes...they hate it like brussel sprouts.

    July 22, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    This is the Republicans way of TRYING to make President Obama a "one-term" President. It will BACKFIRE in the end because NONE of them have a mind of their own and are stuck on stupid!!!

    July 22, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  9. Hammilton

    How does the party of big business decide to destroy big business? The same way they get rednecks to vote for them I guess. Blind belief in their own propaganda, really

    July 22, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  10. John

    You better work thought the week end and get a deal done. You Republican need to Compromise and get a deal done In time.

    July 22, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  11. Sasha

    Just think: In just over a week, the ideological descendants of the CSA will finally avenge Lee and Appomattox Courthouse.

    They've been wanting to destroy the Union for 150 years, and now they finally have their chance.

    July 22, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  12. Name

    I heard the house GOP signed a pledge to never raise taxes. The pledge was created by Grover Norquist. Is my government, and elected officials elected to represent this country controlled by one man. Maybe we should change the name of our country to The United States of Norquist. Official should base their time in doing what right for the country, not in a principle of a party or single man. To function a government must be conservative and liberal. A balance to move a nation forward in the right direction.

    July 22, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  13. Reese

    We are not going to default but keep doing what they have always done and kick the ball down the road.

    July 22, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    BTW, CNN is yet again propping up Boehner and the Bananas Bunch. Boehner started his GOP conference meeting today by deadpanning that Obama, GOPers and Dems had reached a deal on the debt limit increase.

    THEY THINK THIS IS A JOKE. OUR PAIN AND WORRY AND THE THREAT OF DEFAULT AND ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE FOR POLITICAL GAIN IS ALL FUNNY TO THEM. THEY ARE SOCIOPATHS.

    July 22, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "I could care less if we default and the market goes down as I have saved my whole life and it will be just another buying opportunity – bring it. '

    Really? And just what do you think all those devalued US Dollars are going to buy you?

    July 22, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  16. lgny

    Sadly, too many tea partiers do not understand economics and are convinced that default will be the better solution. Like shock therapy, everyone instantly adjusts to a Fed budget that is 40% less than the previous day. It's really scary!

    Just ask any of them what items to cut on Aug 3 in order to get the 40% reduction and you'll see how little they've thought out what to do. One answered "close the Dept of Education" not understanding that it would create an average 10% budget imbalance in every school district across the nation one month before the start of classes. Another said "close the overseas bases" not understanding that bases can't be closed in a few days or weeks. It takes substantial funds and time to repatriate the troops and their equipment - let alone negotiate the closings with the host nations.

    July 22, 2011 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  17. Stephen

    I heard the house GOP signed a pledge to never raise taxes. The pledge was created by Grover Norquist. Is my government, and elected officials elected to represent this country controlled by one man. Maybe we should change the name of our country to The United States of Norquist. Official should base their time in doing what right for the country, not in a principle of a party or single man. To function a government must be conservative and liberal. A balance to move a nation forward in the right direction.

    July 22, 2011 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  18. Patrick from Minnesota

    I hope Boehner enjoys being speaker now because he won't be after the 2012 elections.

    July 22, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  19. Reese

    I could care less if we default and the market goes down as I have saved my whole life and it will be just another buying opportunity – bring it. '

    "Really? And just what do you think all those devalued US Dollars are going to buy you?"

    A lot more than you...

    July 22, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    "How Congress could spark a credit crisis"

    Wrong headline CNN. That should read "Why the GOP wants to spark a credit crisis," because that's basically what you are explaining in that entire article. GOP elections math: you suffer = we win.

    July 22, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    ""Really? And just what do you think all those devalued US Dollars are going to buy you?"

    A lot more than you..."
    -

    LOL. Zing? I am ever so humbled now? Sigh.

    July 22, 2011 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  22. Mikey

    The Tea Party is a plague on our nation. Stupid, ignorant, shortsighted, selfish, and narrowminded. If they were reasonable fiscal conservatives, they would bring a welcome, reasonable point of view to the table. But these are the same social conservative reactionaries we have had to deal with over the last 50 years, now in a more potent, organized and dangerous form. They, in their ignorance and stupidity, are being manipulated by the Koch Bros, Grover Norquist, DeMint, and others. They are not even supporting their own long-term financial best interest.

    Either the GOP has to purge these idiots or we have to purge the GOP.

    July 22, 2011 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  23. jay in california

    The party of "No" has made it clear since the current PotUS was elected that thier goal would be to make Obama fail in order to gain footage in next election. Its the economy stupid. Many will suffer for the republican's strategy. Not many will remember however.

    July 22, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    "The symptoms of antisocial personality disorder include a longstanding pattern (after the age of 15) of disregard for the rights of others. There is a failure to conform to society's norms and expectations that often results in numerous arrests or legal involvement as well as a history of deceitfulness where the individual attempts to con people or use trickery for personal profit. Impulsiveness if often present, including angry outbursts, failure to consider consequences of behaviors, irritability, and/or physical assaults.

    Some argue that a major component of this disorder is the reduced ability to feel empathy for other people. This inability to see the hurts, concerns, and other feelings of people often results in a disregard for these aspects of human interaction. Finally, irresponsible behavior often accompanies this disorder as well as a lack of remorse for wrongdoings. "

    DSM-IV

    July 22, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  25. ktcdtr

    Most worthless group of elected officials this country has ever known...

    July 22, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
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