Republicans hope to link higher debt limit to cuts in spending
Midlanders in Congress: Top row, from left: Iowa Rep. Tom Latham, Nebraska Rep. Adrian Smith and Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer. Middle row, from left: Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. Bottom row, from left: Iowa Rep. Steve King, Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns and Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry.
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Nearly all Capitol Hill lawmakers from Nebraska and Iowa voted Wednesday to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling.
U.S. Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., backed the legislation after having previously voted with his Republican colleagues to condition the funding of the government on rolling back the health care law.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00 am.