The Los Angeles Times, 19 January 2012
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19 janvier 2012
Reporting from Washington The Republican-led House began its first full legislative day of the new year by reigniting one of last year's pivotal partisan fights: the debt ceiling debate that helped to define the tea party
The House voted largely along party lines Wednesday to deny President Obama
an increase in new borrowing authority a political exercise that is not expected to curtail federal spending or threaten a federal default. The tally was 239 to 176.
Because the measure is expected to stall in the Senate
, which Democrats
control, and is opposed by Obama, it is unlikely to prevent a $1.2-trillion increase in the debt ceiling.