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January 19, 2013

GOP leader: House to vote on debt limit increase

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WASHINGTON —

The measure picked up support from key GOP conservatives, including the current and former chairmen of the Republican Study Committee, a powerful group inside the House GOP.

“In order to allow time for the Senate to act, next week’s bill will extend the debt limit for three months,” the Study Committee said Friday in a statement. “This is a necessary first step as we work to halt the decline of America and puts the focus where it belongs: on the Senate who has failed to do their jobs to pass a budget for more than three years.” The statement was issued by RSC Chairman Steve Scalise, R-La., and former chairmen, Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Tom Price, R-Ga., and Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas.

Obama’s budget is due early next month but is expected to be released several weeks later.

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