Debt Ceiling

Boehner: Reversing Course on Debt Vote a "Disappointing Moment"

Turning to Democrats to get it passed


House Speaker John A. Boehner called it a "disappointing moment" Tuesday after he reversed course again and said he will ask his colleagues to pass a "clean" debt ceiling increase — admitting defeat and turning to Democrats to supply the votes needed to get it done.

Republicans said they'll speed the bill to the floor later Tuesday, hoping to get it done before a snowstorm slams the East Coast on Wednesday. Airports had already reported canceled flights.