Washington (CNN) — The federal government may not be hit with a double whammy on top of the ongoing shutdown, as House Speaker John Boehner told a group of fellow GOP legislators that he won’t let the nation default on its debt, according to a House Republican.
Boehner said that he’d set aside the “Hastert Rule” — that Republicans would only bring measures up for a vote if they are backed by a majority of their caucus — and rely on Democrats to pass a measure to raise the nation’s debt limit, said the House member.
Reid is a partisan warhorse. If he would vote “no” on a bill, it doesn’t come before the Senate.
Time will tell if Boehner actually allows the vote, but he has history of being far more bipartisan than his counterpart in the Senate.