Debt Ceiling

Speaker Boehner Floating Six-Week Debt Limit Extension With No Strings Attached

May not get enough Republican support


House Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday proposed a six-week extension of the federal debt limit -- no conditions attached -- but it was unclear if a majority of his fellow Republicans would support it.

Even some GOP leaders on Boehner's team balked at the proposal because it failed to include any of the party's demands for cutting spending or blocking President Obama's healthcare law.