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House GOP frosh face political pressure of debt
In debt limit fight, House GOP freshmen face competing political pressures
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' House Republican freshmen are finding themselves caught between rock-solid fiscal conservatism and a political hard place.

The class of 2010 gave the GOP its House majority in November. It pushed the leadership to a vote Tuesday on legislation that would slash federal spending by trillions of dollars and require a balanced budget constitutional amendment in exchange for an increase in the nation's borrowing limit.

But the measure's chances are poor in the Senate, setting the stage for a backup plan from congressional leaders designed to avoid an unprecedented government default on Aug. 2.



That would force freshmen to back an increase in the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, and several constituents are telling them not to do it.

The freshmen are caught between tea partyers and warnings about wrecking the economy.


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