The House of Representatives has approved the rule to allow debate to begin on legislation, agreed upon by President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy, that would raise the debt limit until January 2025 and cap federal discretionary spending.
McCarthy has the votes for the debt ceiling rules measure pic.twitter.com/uQk1MLbhc3
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The vote in the GOP-controlled chamber was 247-187 which included 52 Democrats voting ‘Yes’ helping the Republicans over the hump after 29 GOPers voted ‘No.’
This was a procedural vote in order to allow debate on the bill to begin. The House is now in recess and is expected to come back at 7:15 p.m. to begin debating the actual debt limit bill.
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries says he will support debt ceiling bill "without hesitation, reservation or trepidation."
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