BY MANDIE TRIMBLE
Ohio members of Congress are deciding how to vote on Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling. WOSU reports a Central Ohio freshman Congressman plans to vote "yes" on the measure. (Click on the link to hear the extended interview with U.S. Congress Steve Stivers.)
With a Tuesday deadline looming, Republican Congressman Steve Stivers said Boehner's plan meets his requirements.
"It really does make the structural changes we need as well as cutting spending and making sure we don't default on our debt. Those are the three pieces of the Boehner plan, and I think all three make sense to me," he said.
While the plan makes about $900 billion in spending cuts and extends the nation's borrowing cap, it also requires another debt limit increase next year. And it does not call for any new tax revenue. Democrats struck down a similar measure, and the White House promises a veto.