Ian Swanson and Russell Berman
The Hill 
October 10, 2013
House Republicans are moving toward a vote on a six-week extension of the nation’s debt limit as a way to buy time for more negotiations with President Obama.
GOP leaders discussed the proposal with their members at a conference meeting, with some aides saying a vote could come as soon as Thursday.
It is not clear if the hike to the $16.7 trillion debt limit would be completely “clean,” meaning it would not demand concessions from Democrats. A clean hike would mark a significant concession to the White House.