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AP Sources: House GOP preps debt limit, funding bill separate from Senate

10/15/2013 09:49 EDT | Updated 12/15/2013 05:12 EST
WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders are planning to push their own bill to reopen the government and avoid a financial default.

Officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders have outlined a bill that would keep the government running through Jan. 15 and raise the debt limit to Feb. 7. The measure is separate from a deal emerging in the Senate.

The bill also would suspend a tax on medical devices for two years, require income verification for subsidies to receive health insurance and eliminate health care subsidies for the president, vice-president, his Cabinet and members of Congress.

The House plans to vote on Tuesday.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the plans.