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Senate Votes to Raise Debt Ceiling Until February
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on October 16, 2013 @ 10:48PM
Created on October 16, 2013 @ 6:55PM

The Senate voted Wednesday night in favor of a bipartisan measure to open the government until January 15th and extend the debt ceiling to February 7th.

The proposal now moves to the House of Representatives for approval.

Earlier reports said House Republicans would not like the plan, but Speaker John Boehner is urging his party to support it in order to avoid a national default, which could leave our economy reeling.

Stay with 5 News for the latest on this vote.


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Oct 18, 2013 at 6:13 AM
Would have been too much to expect dems in Senate or Obama to sit down and negotiate instead of consistently stating he would not negotiate with conservatives. Childishness gets us where we are today. It's a shame we have children running this country into the ground because they can only think of themselves. Next election cannot come soon enough. Nothing has been solved; this same situation comes back to haunt us again in February. Seems only ones happy with this decision are those children 'playing games' with peoples lives in DC!
Oct 17, 2013 at 8:24 AM
Problem still not solved by the politcal playacting by democrats in the Senate. Democrats in Senate did the same 'ol pathetic act; kicked the can down the road for another 'tantrum' in February. Way to go children!
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