House to Vote on Debt Limit Next Week

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Republicans intend to stage a vote in the House next week on legislation to raise the nation's debt limit without requiring spending cuts, a measure expected to fail.

A spokesman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the vote will take place at the behest of Democrats. The spokesman, Brad Dayspring, says Democrats have been all but ignoring the nation's debt crisis.

But Republicans rarely if ever schedule votes at the behest of minority Democrats. And GOP officials say privately that numerous members of their own rank and file want the chance to vote no on raising the debt limit before being called upon to approve an increase later.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has said Congress must raise the current limit, which is $14.3 trillion, by Aug. 2.

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