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October 15, 2013


House GOP Plans Pre-Emptive Move to Counter Senate

House GOP leaders outlined a new plan "to reopen the government and avoid a default on the debt, in an apparent attempt to prevent the Senate from jamming them with a deal they don't support," Roll Call reports.

"The proposed measure, outlined at a morning GOP conference meeting, would fund the government until Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling until Feb. 7. However, it would prevent the Treasury from using "extraordinary measures" to delay any default after that Feb. 7 date. The measure would also eliminate health care benefits for lawmakers and cabinet officials, require income verification for Obamacare subsidies, suspend the Obamacare medical device tax for two years."














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