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GOP to advance 'clean' debt limit hike

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Posted: Feb 11, 2014 10:16 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: debt ceiling, debt limit, congress, republicans, democrats, politics

WASHINGTON - House GOP leaders have announced they will advance this week an increase in the government's borrowing cap that's free of any add-ons.

House Speaker John Boehner announced the plan after a poll of the Republican rank and file failed to show enough support for a plan to tie the hike in the debt limit to a plan to reverse a recently passed cut to military pensions.

The Ohio Republican said he expected virtually all of President Barack Obama's Democratic allies to vote for the so-called clean debt cap increase but that he would be one of the few Republicans to also back it in a vote on Wednesday.

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