POLITICS
09/26/2013 06:14 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2013

House Republicans Lack Votes To Move Plan To Raise Debt Ceiling

AP

House Republican leaders found themselves struggling to secure the votes on Thursday for a debt-ceiling measure they hoped to swiftly pass through the House as the latest salvo in a multi-front fiscal fight.

In a closed-door meeting, the leadership outlined to their members a proposal that would demand a laundry list of Republican priorities in exchange for a yearlong suspension of the nation's $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. The centerpiece of the plan is a one-year delay of President Obama's signature healthcare law.

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