Obama, Reid say debt-limit shift wise

GOP aim: Force action on budget

Posted: January 23, 2013 at 3:54 a.m.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters following a Democratic strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Obama administration said it welcomes a move by House Republicans to vote today on lifting the nation’s debt ceiling through mid-May as a de-escalation of the fiscal debate.

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