House Votes To Raise Debt Ceiling But Hinges On Budget

Law360, New York (January 23, 2013, 5:42 PM EST) -- The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to raise the debt ceiling and force Congress to pass a budget, decoupling the Congressional battles over the debt ceiling and sequestration, a series of automatic budget cuts that would fall heavily on the Defense Department and government contractors.

The House voted 285-144 to pass The No Budget, No Pay Act, introduced by Rep Dave Camp, R-Mich., which would raise the debt ceiling until May 19 and require the Senate, which has not passed a budget in years, to send...
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