Heritage Action Gives Boehner A Pass On Debt Ceiling Raise

AP

Heritage Action, the outside conservative group that has been influential in pushing House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) further to the right in recent days, announced Thursday that they would be giving House Republicans a pass on a new proposal that would extend the debt-ceiling for a short-period of time, but not reopen government.

“We do not support clean debt ceiling increases, but because Heritage Action is committed to giving House Leadership the flexibility they need to refocus the debate on Obamacare we will not key vote against the reported proposal,” said Michael A. Needham, the group’s CEO, in a statement.

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