Sources: House Republicans drop bid to tie other issues to debt ceiling
February 11th, 2014
09:55 AM ET
6 months ago

Sources: House Republicans drop bid to tie other issues to debt ceiling

Washington (CNN) – House Republican leaders have given up efforts to link other issues to raising the federal borrowing limit and will bring up a "clean" debt ceiling measure as soon as Wednesday, GOP sources told CNN Tuesday.

The issue had threatened more congressional gridlock, as President Barack Obama and Democrats rejected any negotiations over the need to increase how much the government can borrow to pay its bills.

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  1. Al-NY,NY

    yeah.....right. Like the brothers Koch and the TeaBillies will allow THAT to happen without consequences.........

    The Tan Man and any other GOP that allows this to happen will automatically be primaried by the tricorner (tin foil) hat-wearing, incorrect spelling sign wielding fanatics

    February 11, 2014 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  2. Randy, San Francisco

    Speaker Boehner will have to depend on help from Minority Leader Pelosi and Democratic votes since he can't depend on Tea Partiers and fiscal budget hawks in his own caucus.

    February 11, 2014 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
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