White House welcomes House vote to extend debt limit

WASHINGTON Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:51pm EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Jay Carney on Wednesday welcomed a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that passed an extension of borrowing authority under the federal debt limit.

Carney reiterated that the Obama administration would have preferred a longer extension to avoid continued uncertainty over the issue.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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