GOP Rank and File Moving Behind Boehner Debt Plan

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans seem to be rallying behind
Speaker John Boehner's plan for lifting the U.S. borrowing cap.

Several Republicans said they were warming to Boehner's plan for
linking about $1 trillion in budget cuts as the price for raising
the debt limit - even though they would like to cut further.

Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers said "we're moving in his direction
in a big way today" as he left a closed-door House meeting.

Boehner is reworking the measure after congressional analysts
said it would cut spending by less than he had originally hoped.

Democrats are likely to oppose Boehner's plan since it wouldn't
lift the borrowing cap enough to avoid another vote before next
year's elections. The Ohio Republican can only afford about two
dozen GOP defections on Thursday's vote.

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