Sources: House Republicans drop bid to tie other issues to debt ceiling
February 11th, 2014
09:55 AM ET
11 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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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    I'll believe it when I see it.

    February 11, 2014 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    Prove it! They may introduce the measure, that doesn't mean they will pass it.

    February 11, 2014 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  3. xray vision

    Well almost clean, can't compromise unless they leave a loophole to wiggle out of their concessions. They seriously don't know what a clean bill is.

    February 11, 2014 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  4. xray vision

    Its commonly accepted that a clean bill is good for us, and that's precisely why they have such a hard time with it. The gop cringes at the thought of things going well.

    February 11, 2014 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  5. Tampa Tim

    Boehner will change his mind by noon, when the baggers take him aside and threaten him.

    February 11, 2014 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  6. Winning

    Did they finally figure out that when they pass a budget that demands a certain level of spending (passed with a strong majority of Republican support), that the spending must then be funded somehow? I hope they continue to address spending in the BUDGETS, and I hope they abolish this debt ceiling nonsense.

    February 11, 2014 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  7. Hector Slagg

    It is of course the people that will be left with the bill. Welcome to a return to the 1930's.

    February 11, 2014 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  8. Marie MD

    Will believe it when I see it actually happens.
    Don't trust these fools as far as I can throw them.

    February 11, 2014 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  9. xray vision

    Its obvious, you can't trust the gop, they have no boundaries. How anyone could seriously not see them for the power hungry, rich only matter cronies they are.

    February 11, 2014 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    Give them an hour or tow, then they will change their minds, once the primary threats start to mount.

    February 11, 2014 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  11. texasnotea

    It's not the President that can't be trusted, it's the gop that can't be trusted

    February 11, 2014 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  12. countingdown

    Rusty Krus @countingdown ____ finding jobs! Find your own job. It is his job to help the economy so people can find jobs! Oh! Oh! Oh! But, but but, it was Bush's fault! NOT!

    Good morning "Just Sayin-Just Askin-Freedom-Ray E.-Why the new Pseudonym?

    Wrong!
    However, if freedom has the same aversion for the actions of this president and adminstration, then I hope he continues commenting.

    February 11, 2014 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Talk is cheap. Bring a clean bill to the floor for a vote. Try it, and let's see what happens to it before it is voted on. Some folks have reputations and voting records to uphold.

    February 11, 2014 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  14. BuddyGC

    Don't forget to pass a clean bill when the GOP President asks for it in 2017

    February 11, 2014 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  15. Bessy

    When it is completely signed into law I will say " it is so ".

    February 11, 2014 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  16. Warren

    BuddyGC
    Don't forget to pass a clean bill when the GOP President asks for it in 2017

    Not going to happen...

    February 11, 2014 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  17. Rudy NYC

    BuddyGC wrote:

    Don't forget to pass a clean bill when the GOP President asks for it in 2017
    ------------------–
    You're talking to the House Republicans, right? Their plan is for the GOTP to hold the House in perpetuity, so you couldn't possibly be directing your remarks at Democrats, could you?

    February 11, 2014 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  18. Sniffit

    Talk is cheap. When's the vote scheduled to take place? Tick tock...

    February 11, 2014 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  19. PaulCat

    Did they get the okay from the Teaparty?

    February 11, 2014 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  20. xray vision

    There will be very direct threats from the Koch brothers, then the gop will make some lame excuse why they just can't vote for it.

    February 11, 2014 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  21. rs

    Maybe they do learn.... or the prospect of a lower than 20% approval frightened them.

    February 11, 2014 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  22. Tampa Tim

    I hope Boehner realizes a clean bill does not contain attacks on women's rights or repealing ACA.

    February 11, 2014 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. rs

    Tampa Tim

    I hope Boehner realizes a clean bill does not contain attacks on women's rights or repealing ACA.
    ___________________
    GOPpers cannot breath without doing those things.

    February 11, 2014 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  24. Tony D

    It has become clear to the Americna people the ONLY way to stop this out of control debt and borrowing is to REMOVE DEMOCRATS FROM OFFICE. It that is not done, spending, debt and borrowing will only increase until the country goes bankrupt. Cutting 2 cents of spending is beyond their capability so they must be removed.

    February 11, 2014 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  25. Donna

    Don't want to distract from all of the disastrous Obamacare news. You can run Democrats, but you cannot hide. Nice of Obama to dump Obamacare onto the next Democrat running for President with his constant delays. He's even running from his own signature legislation. How pathetic is THAT?!

    February 11, 2014 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
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