Shifting demands in shutdown and debt debate
House Republicans’ effort to undermine President Obama’s Affordable Care Act by shutting down the government and threatening not to raise the debt ceiling ultimately failed. Over the course of 2½ weeks, the GOP made shifting demands of Obama and the Democrats, who rejected virtually every one of them, instead insisting that the government be opened and the debt ceiling raised unconditionally. In the end, a deal brokered by Senate leadership ended the shutdown and raised the debt ceiling with almost no concessions to Republicans. Here’s how the Washington saga unfolded.
SOURCE: Staff reports.