As government shutdown persists, focus shifts to debt limit
Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. MemoliWASHINGTON — With the federal government shutdown in its third day, both sides of the dispute that started with a Republican drive to end Obamacare shifted their focus Thursday to the next fiscal deadline: the need to raise the debt limit by mid-October to avoid a default.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has made it clear he cannot muster enough votes from his Republican majority to reopen government with a no-strings-attached funding bill, as President Obama wants, or to raise the nation's debt ceiling to continue paying the nation's bills beyond Oct. 17.
Rather than buck the tea party flank and reach across the aisle for Democratic votes to pass both measures, House Republicans have decided to change their focus to the debt limit deadline in hopes of reaching a compromise with Democrats on rolling back the size and scope of the federal government.
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"As government shutdown persists, focus shifts to debt limit", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 28/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/as-government-shutdown-persists-focus-shifts-to-debt-limit