House Passes Bill To Prevent Government Shutdown & Suspend Debt Ceiling

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On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would both keep the government running and suspend the borrowing cap for another year, though it will face another challenge in the Senate. The lawmakers passed the bill in a 220-211 vote will all Democrats and no Republicans voting for it. “The House will not allow the United States government to default on its obligations for the first time in American history,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-New York), the House Democratic Caucus chairman. “It is our hope that Senate Republicans will also do the right thing and stop playing politics …

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