Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) — House Republicans scheduled a private meeting today as the party struggles to find a way to gather votes for raising the U.S. debt ceiling before borrowing authority runs out.

Party members were notified that the meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Washington time today at the U.S. Capitol, according to an e-mail obtained by Bloomberg News.

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew last week urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling as soon as possible, saying borrowing authority may not last past Feb. 27. Including today, House lawmakers have six working days scheduled before then.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's schedule for votes for this week includes possible consideration of legislation related to the debt limit. No bill has been introduced.

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