House Democrats narrowly pass legislation to suspend debt ceiling


(Worthy News) – House Democrats on Wednesday narrowly passed a stand-alone bill to suspend the ceiling, likely averting a government shutdown Thursday but leaving open the possibility that the U.S. could default on its debts next month.

In a 219-212 party-line vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi secured passage of a bill to suspend the cap on how much the government can borrow to pay for federal expenditures, such as bureaucratic salaries and Social , until December 2022.

Republicans, led by Minority Leader of Kentucky, are refusing to vote to raise the debt ceiling. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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