House Republicans will attach a series of budget reforms to any bill raising the nations borrowing limit, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said in the Kansas City area on Wednesday.
By DAVE HELLING
The Kansas City Star
The House Budget Committee chairman and former GOP vice presidential candidate said he does not expect a government shutdown next week, when the federal governments spending authority expires, or a default on the nations debt later in October.
But Ryan said Republicans will unveil a package of tax reforms, energy policy changes and entitlement reforms later this week that they want attached to the debt ceiling bill before it comes up for a vote.
Its been very clear to us that President Obama will not do this on his own, Ryan said.
President Barack Obama has said repeatedly he will not negotiate over raising the nations borrowing capacity. Wednesday, the Treasury Department said the government could run out of cash by mid-October.
Ryan was in the area to help raise money for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownbacks re-election campaign. The pair stopped in Wichita earlier in the day.
Brownback said his state tax cuts were beginning to show results.
It is not an experiment, he said. This is a known route to go.
Democratic state Rep. Paul Davis has announced plans to seek Brownbacks job in 2014. Libertarians Keen Umbehr and Tresa McAlhaney also have announced their candidacies for Kansas governor.
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