House Republicans Rework Budget Plan

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives will try to pass on Friday a revised bill to raise the nation's debt limit for the short term, a senior Republican told reporters.

House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier said the retooled bill would place tougher requirements on Congress for passing a balanced budget constitutional amendment.

House Republicans leaving a briefing with their leaders told reporters the revised bill was attracting more support from conservatives who had blocked an earlier version of a debt limit bill from coming to a vote late on Thursday.