RT: Boehner to ask Congress for short-term debt increase
Posted by satyrikon στο Οκτωβρίου 10, 2013
Published time: October 10, 2013 14:25
Edited time: October 10, 2013 15:42
Speaker of the House John Boehner will reportedly ask fellow Republicans in his chamber of Congress to approve a short-term increase of the debt ceiling, according to GOP aids who spoke with the Associated Press.
The AP reported early Thursday that Rep. Boehner (R-Ohio) will begin pleading with members of his party to pass a short-term extension that will prolong the federal government’s ability to borrow money beyond the October 17 deadline.
Fox News reported shortly after that their sources said Republicans will entertain a proposal from Speaker Boehner that will allow the debt ceiling to be increased for another six weeks.
Should the debt ceiling not be raised, the government is expected to default and trigger consequences that President Barack Obama called “catastrophic” during…
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