Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev, on why clerk didn't publicly announce votes during debt limit cloture: Not calling names made 'it easier for Republican leaders to convince their members to switch their votes' - statement via @frankthorpNBC
More: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, 'made clear the GOP would provide the requisite number of Republican votes for [a new debt ceiling] measure but that Democrats will be expected to carry the vote,' source says - @TPM
House Democratic leaders reportedly instructed members: 'Don't gloat, take it in stride and hang together' in reference to clean debt ceiling bill to be brought up tomorrow, a lawmaker in the room says - @edatpost
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.: US House Republican leaders propose plan to attach repeal of military pension cut to bill increasing federal debt limit; says he doesn't believe majority will support move - @Reuters
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The U.S. House and Senate voted on Oct. 16, 2013, to permit the Treasury to borrow normally through Feb. 7 or perhaps a month longer, after weeks of gridlock. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew had said the government would reach the current $16.7 trillion debt limit on Oct. 17 and could no longer borrow to meet its obligations.
The measure also funds the federal government through Jan. 15 and bill sets up House and Senate negotiators to meet this fall to see if progress is possible on a broad deficit-reduction compromise. -AP