House Passes Debt Deal In Lopsided Bipartisan Vote, Senate Up Next

Measure Now Goes To Senate

  • The House on Wednesday evening passed a bipartisan deal to suspend the debt ceiling and cut spending ahead of a June 5 deadline to avert a national default.
  • In a 314-117 vote, the lower chamber endorsed the Fiscal Responsibility Act, sending it to the Senate for consideration.
  • The upper chamber has until Monday to advance the measure or risk defaulting on the nation’s debts.
  • Seventy-one House Republicans broke ranks to oppose the GOP-led measure, as did 46 Democrats.
    More House Democrats, 165, backed the bill than did Republicans, 149.
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