U.S. House delays showdown over debt ceiling; Oklahoma’s delegation splits

Republican plan will suspend debt ceiling until mid-May, giving lawmakers and the president more time to negotiate spending cuts. Oklahoma’s two newest delegation members voted against the measure.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: January 24, 2013

WASHINGTON — The House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to delay a fight over raising the debt ceiling, averting for now another crisis over the nation’s borrowing authority.

A bill to suspend —...

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