'Cut, cap, and balance' plan clears House in debt ceiling voteby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
President Barack Obama says in the coming days he'll be inviting House Speaker John Boehner and other congressional leaders back to the White House for more meetings on the federal debt limit.
Tuesday, the House passed the so-called "cut, cap and balance" bill which Republicans say they want on the books before voting to raise the debt limit.
The bill would cut spending by trillions of dollars, cap future spending and begin the process of amending the Constitution to require a balanced budget.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Republican 2nd District Rep. John Kline, who is one of the sponsors of the bill.
- Morning Edition, 07/20/2011, 7:40 a.m.