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Monday, January 17, 2011

GOP-Controlled House Moves Ahead With Repeal Agenda

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., holds a copy of a proposal to repeal the Health Care Bill during w news conference on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2011. (AP)

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., holds a copy of a proposal to repeal the Health Care Bill during w news conference on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2011. (AP)

After delaying the start of legislative business last week because of the Tucson shootings, the House of Representatives gets back to work this week.

Topping the agenda is the House Republican’s bid to repeal healthcare reform. Lawmakers will also have to decide whether to increase the country’s debt ceiling, the amount of money the U.S. government can borrow.

GOP leaders now concede that they will have to raise the debt ceiling, but they’re vowing that they’ll only do so after making deep cuts. Rick Klein, senior Washington news editor for ABC World News and host of the network’s political webcast, “Top Line.”


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