Pelosi warns GOP will get no help from Dems on debt deal
By Mike Lillis - 09/27/13 07:43 PM EDT
"We've had a number of conversations, and I just say, 'Don't expect us to be helpful when it comes to the debt ceiling, because we don't think that's negotiable,'" Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol Friday.
Pelosi carved a clear distinction between the debt-ceiling hike — which would empower the Treasury to borrow more money to pay for appropriations Congress has already approved — and the continuing resolution (CR), which would provide new government funding beyond Sept. 30.
"We stand ready to help on one [the CR], but not to take down the full faith and credit of the United States of America," she said.