Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) — House Republican leaders are narrowing the list of conditions they would seek in exchange for votes to raise the U.S. debt limit.

Lacking support from members, top Republicans dropped efforts to link a debt-ceiling boost to a measure revoking an Obamacare insurance provision, said two party leadership aides who sought anonymity yesterday. A proposal to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline also was abandoned, the aides said.

House leaders may offer a provision that "attracts" Democrats because "we've sort of run to the end of the line on what can we do that gets us 218" Republican votes, said Oklahoma Representative Tom Cole, an ally of Speaker John Boehner.

Options include averting cuts in Medicare payments to doctors and restoring cost-of-living adjustments for military retirees that were reduced in a December budget deal, said three House Republican aides who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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