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US House to Vote on Debt Increase Measure

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on a plan to increase the nation's borrowing authority, which is set to expire by the end of February. The plan was presented Monday to Republican lawmakers, who control the chamber. Republican leaders want to extend the government's borrowing authority for a full year, while repealing a reduction in the cost-of-living benefits for military retirees. House Republicans are proposing to extend current cuts in Medicare, the...

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