Senate vote clears way for Democrats to raise debt ceiling on their own

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(Worthy News) – The Senate passed a measure to create a one-time rule change on Thursday to allow Democrats to pass legislation to raise the debt ceiling with just 51 votes ahead of next week’s deadline.

The bill passed in a 59-35 vote.

Earlier in the day, the chamber voted to close debate in a 64-36 vote in the evenly divided chamber, with 14 Republicans joining all 50 Democrats in voting to advance the measure to a final vote. [ Source: NY Post (Read More…)

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