House GOP Scraps Vote on Latest Debt Deal

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House GOP Leadership has pulled from the floor its latest proposal to end the partial government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. Leadership had spent all day Tuesday trying to build support for the proposal, tweaking and altering the specific language to attract conservative support. Those efforts weren’t enough, however, as the proposal faced likely defeat.

The retreat in the House refocuses attention on the Senate, where leaders Reid and McConnell are trying to finalize a plan to end the shutdown and hike the debt ceiling. Talks had been put on hold Tuesday as the House tried to craft a final proposal ahead of the debt ceiling deadline on Thursday.

House Republicans had rejected the rough outline of the Senate deal, feeling it didn’t go far enough in altering or changing ObamaCare. The Senate deal would fund the government through January 15 and raise the debt ceiling through early February. Republicans are likely to win a provision providing greater enforcement of income eligibility for ObamaCare subsidies.



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