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The U.S. House of Representatives should go ahead and raise the federal debt ceiling and remove threat of default, a conservative government advocacy group said Wednesday morning.

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Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid are working on a deal to re-open the government, but Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens urged the House of Representatives not to wait for the Senate, and go ahead and move legislation just to raise the $16.699 trillion debt ceiling.

"The House is under no obligation to wait for the Senate to act," Mehrens said, "...and then to simply rubber stamp whatever they come up with."

Mehrens said House leaders should not only raise the debt limit, but guarantee that interest payments always be made even if the ceiling is reached again.

"This would remove the threat of default once and for all and guarantee the full faith and credit of the U.S.," he said.

And, it would separate the debt ceiling debate from the debate over the federal budget and Obamacare.

"The alternative is to wait for Senate legislation that nobody has read and likely will be laden with special interest handouts, Obamacare exemptions, reopens the government, and allows funding for the health care law to take effect," Mehrens said. "In short, the alternative is complete surrender."

"Any member that votes for such a 'compromise' that funds Obamacare, will own it," he said.


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