House comes back with debt-ceiling plan that 'will never pass the Senate'

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House Republicans have announced a debt-ceiling plan that would reopen the government until Jan. 15 and lift the debt ceiling until Feb. 7.

But the proposed legislation would also delay for two years a tax on medical devices mandated by “Obamacare,” cancel health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress and the president and his cabinet, and strengthen income verification requirements for Affordable Care Act subsidies, Politico reports.

“If it is drafted in the way we believe it is going to be drafted … It will never pass the Senate,” said Rep. Joe Crowley, the deputy chair of the House Democratic Caucus. Source: