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 2013 United States debt-ceiling crisis centered on the raising of the federal government debt ceiling, and is part of an ongoing political debate in the United States Congress about federal government spending and the national debt. The crisis began in January 2013, when the United States reached the debt ceiling of $16.394 trillion that had been enacted following the debt ceiling crisis of 2011.
Members of the Republican Party in Congress opposed raising the debt ceiling, which had been routinely raised previously on a bipartisan basis without conditions, without additional spending cuts. The US Treasury began taking extraordinary measures to enable payments, and stated that it would delay payments if funds could not be raised through extraordinary measures, and the debt ceiling was not raised. The crisis ended on October 17, 2013 with the passing of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014, although debate continues about the appropriate level of government spending, and the use of the debt ceiling in such negotiations.