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Republicans consider short-term U.S. debt ceiling increase

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/10/2013

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David Lawder and Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a short-term increase in the government's borrowing authority to buy time for negotiations on broader policy measures, according to a Republican leadership aide.
How long the increase might suffice - a few weeks or a few months - was unclear. But agreement by Republicans and Democrats to raise the debt ceiling would at least stave off a possible default after October 17, when Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has determined the government will no longer be able to borrow.
President Barack Obama has said he would accept a debt ceiling increase of limited duration as long as no strings were attached, except perhaps a non-binding agreement to discuss policy issues.
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"Republicans consider short-term U.S. debt ceiling increase ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2013. Consulté le 17/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/republicans-consider-short-term-u-s-debt-ceiling-increase-