AFP warns GOP against debt ceiling hike

October 15, 2013

The conservative Americans For Prosperity group is warning lawmakers not to pass a clean hike of the federal debt ceiling on Saturday.

The warning comes as lawmakers are searching for a solution to an approaching Oct. 17 deadline to avoid a default on federal debt.

Republicans in the House have floated a proposal to approve a short-term debt ceiling increase but not immediately end the government shutdown.

Americans For Prosperity President Tim Phillips cautioned lawmakers to attach a provision that reduces federal spending to any debt ceiling hike passed.

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