(FOX NEWS) WASHINGTON –  House Speaker John Boehner, in an abrupt shift, announced Tuesday that the House would vote on an increase in the nation’s borrowing cap without any strings attached.

A senior House GOP leadership source told Fox News that the vote is expected Tuesday night, with lawmakers trying to beat the impending snowstorm.

Boehner’s decision to proceed with a “clean” debt-ceiling bill amounts to a capitulation by Republicans to President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats who argued that the GOP should not attempt to use the bill as leverage to extract concessions from the administration. Conservative groups quickly condemned the decision, voicing concern that Congress would let the cap continue to rise above its current $17.3 trillion level without anything in return.

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