The conservative leader said the debt-limit vote was "defining."
Twelve Republicans voted for a procedural motion after a lengthy delay.
But Jay Carney refused to say whether debt fights with GOP are a thing of the past.
Chambliss, Hatch, Ayotte, Burr among those saying they'll vote no.
The bill was narrowly approved in a 221-201 vote, largely on the backs of Democrats.
Hoyer says it is possible the vote will fail for lack of GOP support.
GOP leaders determined overnight that they did not have the votes to pass their bill.
In light of the last-minute decisions by House Republicans, today's House schedule has radically...
Some conservatives predict the bill will not have the votes on Wednesday.
The business group says raising the limit would help the economy grow.
Carney stood by the administration's longstanding position on the debt ceiling.
Boehner is still looking for a sweetener on the debt-ceiling bill.
Credit raters are split on whether the nation’s debt limit poses a threat to the U.S. credit rating.
Leaders have concluded that they cannot pass an increase without help from Democrats.
Washington’s repeated rounds of debt limit drama are “not a characteristic typical” of a AAA rating...
He said there were “a lot of opinions about how to deal with the debt limit."
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee urged Speaker John Boehner on Monday to raise the...
Debt-limit drama will officially hit Capitol Hill on Friday when the nation’s $16.7 trillion...
Lew told reporters the government will run out of borrowing authority by Feb. 7.
His comments indicate party leaders want to avoid a confrontation that could risk default.
Republican leaders have yet to figure out what they want to get out of the debt limit fight.
McConnell said Republicans should oppose an increase without a debt-reduction measure.
Jay Carney said the White House isn't expecting the GOP to seek concessions.
The Senate leader suggested the issue could be dealt with months after Treasury's deadline.
Lew said a missed payment would be more likely in late February than early March.
The battle for Senate control and ObamaCare implementation will likely dominate.
"The president's position has not changed," said White House press secretary Jay Carney.
Ryan's comments indicate a fiscal ceasefire may not last long.