House to start debate on debt ceiling, other bills in late afternoon

The House is expected to begin brief debate on a debt ceiling bill and five other suspension bills shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday night. Votes on these bills and others expected by 6:30 p.m.

Members convened twice on Tuesday -- at noon and 2 p.m. -- only to adjourn quickly each time. The brief 2 p.m. meeting allowed a handful of brief speeches from members, including Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who called for Congress to take back the authority from the Federal Reserve to control the money supply.

Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.) blasted the "false attacks" against the GOP's Medicare plan, and accused Democrats of trying to scare Medicare beneficiaries.

"To those of you who are trying to scare America's seniors I say, 'shame on you,'" Benishek said. "America deserves better."

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