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October 06, 2013


Boehner Insists on Concessions to Raise Debt Ceiling

House Speaker John Boehner "flatly refused to schedule votes for full government funding or to raise the debt ceiling without concessions from Democrats, asserting that the House couldn't and shouldn't take either step without addressing problems with the new health care law and the nation's debt crisis," ABC News reports.

"Some 21 House Republicans have said publicly that they're willing to support a 'clean' measure to extend all government funding without other conditions attached... That's apparently enough, when added to Democratic votes, to pass a bill out of the House."

But Boehner disputed that notion: "There are not the votes in the house to pass a clean CR."












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