07.26.2011 0

GOP Troubles for Boehner Debt Plan

Boehner’s debt plan is in jeopardy in the House of Representatives. Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan has come out against the plan.

Rep. Jordan stated, “While I thank the Speaker for fighting for Republican principles, I cannot support the plan that was presented to House Republicans this afternoon.” Further, Jordan told the Washington Times, “There are not 218 Republicans in support of this plan.”

Jordan says that ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’, which passed the House but was tabled in the Senate, is the only solution.

“Given the timeframe, [Boehner’s plan] hasn’t passed one house of the Congress yet,” Jordan told Politico. “There’s another plan that has, so how is that further down the road to becoming law than what we passed last week? I’ve yet to figure that out.”

Boehner’s debt plan has little support from House Republicans, and even less support from House Democrats. Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer said that he predicts few Democrats will support Boehner’s plan.

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