House Republicans plan to vote next week to raise the debt ceiling for three months. But if that sounds like they're giving it up to Obama, there's a catch. The debt ceiling raise will come with a provision that will stop pay for Congress members if the Senate fails to pass a budget, Politico reports.
With those conditions attached, the measure won't pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. In other words, "this is not a final solution to the debt ceiling battle, or anything close," Politico explains. The proposed bill is a piece of political grandstanding, and as such, is a prelude to a debt ceiling showdown between the House, the Senate, and the president.
The proposal may come as a disappointment to Democrats beguiled by recent rumors that Republicans would agree to raise the debt ceiling unconditionally.