Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published January 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM | Page modified January 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Boehner: GOP will pass 'responsible' debt bill

Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says the GOP-controlled House will "do its job" and pass legislation to lift the nation's borrowing cap and keep the government running, but will insist that Democrats accept new spending controls.

Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

WASHINGTON —

Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says the GOP-controlled House will "do its job" and pass legislation to lift the nation's borrowing cap and keep the government running, but will insist that Democrats accept new spending controls.

Boehner acknowledged Monday that failing to lift the so-called debt ceiling would have bad consequences. But he also said that "allowing our spending problem to go unresolved" would be just as troublesome.

Without congressional action, the government would have to default on its obligations, a prospect that could send markets into a spiral and do broader harm to the fragile economy.

The Ohio Republican's statement came after President Barack Obama told reporters he was willing to negotiate on the budget but wouldn't allow the debt ceiling to be held captive in the process.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The Seattle Times photographs

Seattle space needle and mountains

Purchase The Seattle Times images


Advertising