October 8th, 2013
08:48 AM ET
7 months ago

Senate to consider clean debt bill, aide says

Washington (CNN) - The Senate's Democratic leadership is expected to offer a debt ceiling bill that would not include any of the policy changes or spending cuts demanded by Republicans, a Senate Democratic leadership aide told CNN.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could file the bill as early as Tuesday, according to the aide.

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  1. Data Driven

    The article does not mention how this bill is different from the one currently in the House that Boehner refuses to allow a vote on.

    We're repeating ourselves. Whatever. I mean, I know the Senate feels they have to do something while Boehner brings down the country, but he already has a bill that he needs to allow House members to vote on. Why is anyone expecting Boehner to behave any differently with this new bill?

    October 8, 2013 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    All day long, and well into the night...
    (Repeat).

    October 8, 2013 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Democrats are hunkering down. We're back to square one. The Tea Party claims that it wants to negotiate. So, Democrats are doing exactly what the Tea Party wants, which is firing back.

    The Senate passed a clean bill with Tea Party spending levels, but with the ACA defund amendment removed, during the last few days of September. Now the Tea Party is demanding budget cuts, pretending that the Democrats have not conceded any cuts, when in fact they had already done so.

    So Democrats are passing a clean bill with their spending levels on it. Back to square one.

    October 8, 2013 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  4. Larry in Houston

    on A/C 360 last night, A/C was interviewing the republican regarding the shutdown, & the debt ceiling, and he told A/C that he was a Democrat for asking him the questions pertaining to Journalism – LOL – wow !! A/C informed him that this was a balanced news channel, and he is supposed to ask various questions, unlike what they do on fox news.

    When I heard that, I was ROFLMAO

    October 8, 2013 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  5. Gary in San Diego

    I don't agree with the shutdown/slimdown, but I understand it and in the end it may be a good thing. What isn't a good thing is the risks attached with not resolving the debt ceiling limit issue now so the world knows this is not an issue. What they need to do is pass a clean debt ceiling limit bill right now; then, if they want, they can continue to bicker about budget issues and the shutdown/slimdown, but without the debt ceiling as an issue. This will reassure the world that the U.S.A. will not default while allowing all sides to argue the budget. Do I like this path? No. But it's an alternative that makes more sense than anything else I've heard.

    October 8, 2013 10:12 am at 10:12 am |