House Passes Bill To Prevent Shutdown and Suspend Debt Limit

The House on Tuesday passed legislation that would prevent a government shutdown and suspend the debt limit ahead of looming deadlines with only days to spare, although the measure is set to run into a GOP wall in the Senate.

The bill passed on a party-line vote of 220-211.

It now heads to the Senate, where at least 10 Republicans would need to join with all Democrats for passage.

Nearly every Republican senator has said that they will oppose a debt limit suspension, arguing that Democrats should instead act on their own through the budget reconciliation process that can circumvent a filibuster and is being used for the $3.5 trillion social spending package.

Democrats are nonetheless attaching the debt limit suspension through Dec. 16, 2022, to a must-pass bill to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1 in an attempt to pressure Republicans to drop their threats. (Read more from “House Passes Bill To Prevent Shutdown and Suspend Debt Limit” HERE)

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