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Boehner needs Democrats to raise debt limit

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/04/2013

Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John A. Boehner has told fellow Republicans he would not have enough votes from his conservative majority to raise the debt limit and would have to rely on Democrats, as GOP leaders try to set the framework for a broader bipartisan budget deal to reopen government.
Boehner assembled his kitchen cabinet for a lunch meeting Thursday as leaders began to shape the demands they will make in exchange for raising the debt limit by Oct. 17 to prevent what the Treasury Department and economists say would be a catastrophic federal default.
Those in the meeting said Boehner stopped short of saying he would prevent a debt default if it meant he had to violate the Hastert Rule – the informal GOP rule that says a speaker should not seek to pass legislation without a majority of the House GOP behind him.
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"Boehner needs Democrats to raise debt limit", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 17/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/boehner-needs-democrats-to-raise-debt-limit