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Boehner calls no-strings vote on debt ceiling

Boehner calls no-strings vote on debt ceiling
Posted Tuesday, February 11th 2014 @ 4pm  by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – With the clock ticking, House Republicans ditched their last attempt to tie a policy rider to the debt ceiling today. John Boehner told fellow Republicans that he would instead bring a "clean" bill to the floor, raising the debt ceiling without conditions, the Wall Street Journalreports. Yesterday, Boehner and Co. had been leaning toward a bill that would have tied the increase to a restoration of recently cut military pensions, but that plan has been scrapped due to lack of GOP support.

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