Why Boehner gave in on debt ceiling vote
February 11th, 2014
08:19 PM ET
6 months ago

Why Boehner gave in on debt ceiling vote

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner threw in the towel on Tuesday.

After multiple attempts to lead his members to force some sort of concession in return for raising the nation’s debt limit, Boehner allowed a vote on a so-called “clean” debt limit increase that passed by a 221-201 margin before the House left town until the end of the month.

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Filed under: House Republicans • John Boehner • national debt
House Republicans to demand condition for raising debt limit
February 10th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
6 months ago

House Republicans to demand condition for raising debt limit

Update 7:19 p.m. ET, 2/10/2014

Washington (CNN) - House Republicans will demand a condition in return for raising the debt limit, according lawmakers following a closed-door GOP meeting on Monday.

The vote to raise the government’s borrowing authority, which is necessary to pay its bills, could come as early as Wednesday but nothing is scheduled yet.

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Filed under: House Republicans • national debt
Paul says GOP infighting is a good thing
February 5th, 2014
09:02 PM ET
7 months ago

Paul says GOP infighting is a good thing

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a crowd of social conservatives Wednesday that fighting within the GOP is for the best.

Although Paul pointed out that the debate should not be “impolite” or “rude,” his comments go against what certain Republicans in office have said in the past: That party fighting and vocal disagreement only help Democrats and President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: national debt • Rand Paul • Republicans • Uncategorized
House GOP leaders discard two key demands for raising debt ceiling
February 5th, 2014
01:54 PM ET
7 months ago

House GOP leaders discard two key demands for raising debt ceiling

Washington (CNN) – House Republican leaders, who signaled they would push for conditions in return for raising the debt limit, have discarded two leading ideas.

One would require approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and the second would repeal an Obamacare provision that helps insurance companies, according to two senior House GOP leadership aides.

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Filed under: House Republicans • Jack Lew • John Boehner • national debt • Obamacare
Disapproving the debt ceiling: a way to get it approved
October 29th, 2013
04:25 PM ET
10 months ago

Disapproving the debt ceiling: a way to get it approved

(CNN) –Two weeks after the bruising standoff ended over government spending and the debt limit, the House and Senate this week are taking the final steps to formally allow the debt ceiling to rise.

As part of that agreement, each chamber has 15 days to vote on a “motion of disapproval” of President Barack Obama’s official request for a debt increase.
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Filed under: Congress • national debt
Senior House GOP source: Short term debt ceiling may be way out
October 8th, 2013
07:07 PM ET
11 months ago

Senior House GOP source: Short term debt ceiling may be way out

Washington (CNN) – The door the White House appears to have opened to a short-term debt ceiling increase may be a temporary way out of the standoff, a senior House Republican told CNN.

The Republicans may be willing to go for a short-term debt ceiling increase as long as the president agrees to use that time to negotiate, the source told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

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Filed under: Congress • national debt
October 8th, 2013
08:48 AM ET
11 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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Filed under: Debt • Government Shutdown • national debt • Senate • Senate Democrats
Debt ceiling hikes included policy ideas in the past
October 7th, 2013
07:28 PM ET
11 months ago

Debt ceiling hikes included policy ideas in the past

(CNN) - While the White House vows it doesn't want to set a precedent negotiating policy proposals to be included in a debt ceiling increase — calling it extortion - there have been discussions in the past surrounding such a hike and Congress has attached other issues to raising the limit a number of times.

The House and Senate, in November 1989, agreed as part of a debt ceiling increase to repeal a tax rule approved three years earlier barring discrimination in employer-paid health insurance plans.

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Filed under: Congress • national debt • White House
October 7th, 2013
04:41 PM ET
11 months ago

Debt ceiling debate: Preaching to the choir

Washington (CNN) - Next up: the debt ceiling.

The White House continues to issue dire warnings about the economic consequences should Congress fail to raise the debt ceiling this month. President Barack Obama told Wall Street to be "concerned" and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Congress is "playing with fire."

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Filed under: Debt • national debt • White House
Senate Democrats to push clean debt ceiling bill this week
October 7th, 2013
03:26 PM ET
11 months ago

Senate Democrats to push clean debt ceiling bill this week

Washington (CNN) - Democrats who lead the Senate are expected this week to take up a debt ceiling bill that would not include any policy changes or spending cuts demanded by Republicans, according to a Senate Democratic leadership aide.

Senate Majority Leader Reid could file the so-called "clean" debt ceiling bill as early as Monday, the aide said.
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Filed under: national debt • Senate Democrats
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