US debt ceiling bill passes House with broad bipartisan support
Guardian, 01 Jun 2023
The House debated legislation to increase the US debt limit until January 2025, before passing the bill by a vote of 314 to 117. Republican representatives passed the bill overwhelmingly.
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Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the Democratic leader, praised Democrats for pushing back against 'extreme Maga Republicans' before Kevin McCarthy took to the floor claiming the bill would deliver the 'largest savings in American history'. The White House tactically avoided pushing back against the line to avoid inflaming the hard right. 'Tonight, we’re gonna give America hope,' McCarthy said.
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