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Paul Ryan Says Debt Ceiling Extension Likely Won't Be `Clean'

  • House speaker says bill usually includes other legislation
  • Democrats say they won’t vote for anything ‘objectionable’

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans will likely attach some kind of additional legislation when Congress tries to address the U.S. debt ceiling, raising the risk of a showdown later this year.

Democratic leaders have said they will only support a “clean” extension, without partisan riders, but Ryan told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that lawmakers usually include additional legislation in a bill needed to avoid having the U.S. default on its debt.