House Republicans To Vote On Short-Term Debt Ceiling Bill

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 7:35 PM EST) -- House Republican leaders Friday announced a plan to vote for a three-month increase to the debt ceiling, a move that would remove the link between the debt ceiling battle and sequestration, a series of automatic budget cuts that would fall heavily on the Defense Department and government contractors.

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, backed off from previous Republican rhetoric about using the debt ceiling as leverage for more spending cuts, saying he would support raising the debt ceiling to allow Congress to pass a...
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