Divisions appear to be emerging within the Republican Party on how to proceed with the debt limit — a tool conservatives see as a key point of leverage to extract ideological concessions from President Obama and the Democratic-led Senate.
In particular, a shift among House Republicans suggests that they recognize their options on how to approach the thorny issue are narrower than they had hoped.
On Wednesday one of the most conservative House members broke with Senate Republicans by arguing that a debt ceiling increase should be included in the final product of bicameral budget conference negotiations.
until a group like him steps up and really push in defiance of tea party folks it will all end up lining the birdcage floor. they are not interested in making it easy for the Pres. or "we the people".“My sense is that is the vehicle for moving the debt ceiling [is] the budget conference report,” Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), the vice chair of the Budget Committee, told reporters at a breakfast organized by the Christian Science Monitor. “That makes the most sense to me.”