Debt ceiling

Shutdown risk grows as both parties balk on debt ceiling hike

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress are poised to stand in the way of lifting the nation's borrowing limit next month, increasing the chances of real problems for House and Senate leaders as they try to increase the debt ceiling by an end-of-September deadline. House and Senate conservatives have long insisted that debt ceiling increases be accompanied by spending reforms, and that hasn't changed this year, even under a Republican president who is insisting on a "clean" debt ceiling increase.

Your Mission During August Recess: Start The Debt Ceiling Battle

All presidents want a clean debt ceiling increase. The only way automatic debt ceiling increases will stop is if grassroots conservatives turn out and demand that spending be cut, as President Trump’s budget proposed, and that Congress implement debt reforms now.

Debt fight 'blindsides' Congress?

The Boehner – Ryan policy of governing via continuing resolution means that federal spending remains on auto-pilot, with no opportunity – other than the debt ceiling vote – for conservatives to have any chance of cutting spending.

GOP Congress: A Vote for the Rule on the #ZombieBudget is a Vote for a Primary Challenge

Any Republican that votes to bring the #ZombieBudget to the Floor deserves a Primary election challenge. We urge you to call your Representative, the House switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell him or her you demand a NO vote on the rule to bring the #ZombieBudget to the House floor and an end to the secret deals with Obama to increase spending and the debt ceiling and burden our children and grandchildren with billions of dollars of new Establishment Republican debt.

Debt ceiling: $18,113,000,000,000

CNN Money

The suspense -- or rather, the suspension -- is over. The U.S. debt ceiling has been reset at $18.113 trillion, the Treasury Department said Tuesday. That new limit on public debt is about $1 trillion above where it stood in February 2014, when lawmakers decided to "suspend" the ceiling through this past weekend.

Debt fight to dominate April

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

The United States has yet again reached its borrowing limit, setting the stage for a broad fiscal debate that could be the defining issue of the 114th Congress. The nation will again reach its statutory debt limit on Monday, March 16, 2015. Its return has sent the Treasury Department hunting for funds to continue paying the bills, as lawmakers begin strategizing over the issue behind some of the most pitched battles of President Obama’s tenure.

Commentary: The Tea Party Grows Up

Niger Innis, The Hill

The gleeful speculation of the “demise” of the tea party amidst disappointing 2014 primary results is giving way to a very different reality. Seasoned political observers have come to realize that the opposite is in fact true; the tea party is maturing as a political movement. 

Conservatives Don't Feel Well Represented in DC

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

Jim DeMint said, “I think a lot of Americans, regardless of political labels, feel the same way. This [the Tea Party] is just millions of Americans who are concerned about spending and debt … a lot of folks who believe in limited government, less spending and debt are concerned that under this president.”

DeMint: R's Had Little Choice on Debt Vote

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

Jim DeMint believes R's did the only thing they thought they could do. "Repub. leaders have figured out that they either give Obama all the money and debt he wants or he's going to close the gov't down and blame it on them."

Is the TeaParty's Dream an Illusion?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

When does the Repub. Party, put in power by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance? Is there is any hope things will be different, should the Tea Party help produce a GOP Senate in '14? If the Tea Party is in some despair, is it not understandable?

The Capitol Hill GOP Leaders Are Frauds

For decades CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has been hammering away on the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill for trying to dupe limited government constitutional conservative voters. Now a new generation of conservatives is joining Viguerie in calling out the Republican congressional “leaders” as frauds. Sign and share the "Fire Boehner" petition.

Pete King Blasts 'Moron' Conservs. Opposed to Debt Surrender

By Mario Trujillo, The Hill

Estab. Repub. Rep. Peter King defended John Boehner after the House passed a clean debt-limit bill that raised the ire of conservatives. King branded as “morons” many conservatives in the GOP caucus who consistently oppose any effort to pass the debt limit.

Boehner and Cantor Lead GOP Debt Ceiling List of Shame

Matt Hoskins of the Senate Conservatives Fund sure got it right when he said, "We will never stop the massive spending and debt that are destroying our country if the Republican Speaker of the House surrenders to the Democrats and stabs conservatives in the back.”

Boehner Gives In on Debt; Conservatives Revolt Over Lack of Cuts

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Rank and file House R's opposed to their leadership's debt limit plan are brainstorming new ways to limit federal spending. Even as GOP leaders seem intent on pushing through a debt ceilng bill this week that doesn't demand any new spending curbs, several conservative lawmakers are pressing for new ideas.

GOP Ties Votes on Debt Limit to Defunding Obamacare

Lisa Barron, Newsmax

House R's appear to be moving closer to tying a debt ceiling increase to a repeal of the insurance co. bailout clause in Obamacare. Removing the "risk corridor" provision in OCare seemed to have more support than linking the debt limit to approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Repub. Lawmakers Blindsiding GOP’s Conservative Base

Dana Milbank, Washington Post

The problem for Repubs. is that the people who brought them to power didn’t ask for consensus and smooth processes. Conservatives wanted blocking and tackling.

GOP Ready to Surrender on Debt Ceiling

Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan, Politico

House Repubs. are getting ready to surrender. There will be no serious fight over the debt limit as senior House R's acknowledge that they'll need to abandon the central fight that has defined their 3-year majority.

Dems v. Repubs. In Debt Ceiling Showdown

Fox News Staff

The Oct. debt ceiling negotiations endned with Repubs. dropping their demands for spending cuts and other concessions and accepting a deal to suspend it through 2/7. The White House stated that Obama will “not pay ransom” for getting Congress to fulfill its duty to increase the ceiling.

Debt Ceiling Battle Looms

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

Obama and Congress will be plunged into another battle over the debt ceiling when they return to DC from the holiday break. Due to the gov't shutdown, Congress must act on an increase in the $16.7 trillion borrowing limit far sooner than expected.