Alicia M. Cohn
The Hill 
July 25, 2011
With his self-imposed deadline for releasing a deficit plan before overseas markets open just a few hours away, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said both sides were “not there yet” and pushed for a two-stage debt-limit vote.
“I would prefer to have a bipartisan approach to solve this problem,” Boehner said on Fox News Sunday. “If that’s not possible, I and my Republican colleagues are prepared to do this alone. Today.”
Boehner pushed for a proposed two-stage debt-limit vote.
It is not “physically possible” to get everything done before the Treasury Department’s August 2 deadline for raising the debt ceiling, Boehner said. “There is going to be a two stage process.”