BREAKING: House Narrowly Passes McCarthy Debt Ceiling Bill

  • The House narrowly passed Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s debt ceiling bill on Wednesday, handing the Republican leader a key legislative win and setting the stage for him to restart negotiations with the White House before risking a default on the country’s loans.
  • Lawmakers passed the debt ceiling proposal along party lines with a 217-215 vote, with just four Republicans voting against the measure.
  • The passage comes after days of marathon meetings and hourslong deliberations among Republicans to craft legislation that could give McCarthy leverage as he seeks to make a deal with President Joe Biden. 
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