Debt ceiling deal passes the House as US moves closer to preventing historic default


By Adam Carlson and Lauren Peller
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy leaves his office and walks to the House Chamber to vote on the US debt limit at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on May 31, 2023. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The House on Wednesday night approved a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling while cutting some government spending over the next two years, in a major victory for both the White House and Republican leaders as the country tip-toes closer to a historic default on its bills.

The final vote was 314-117.

A majority of the GOP conference backed the legislation, with 149 votes, but it was 165 Democrats who helped ensure passage as 71 conservatives ultimately voted no, as did 46 Democrats. Four lawmakers, two Republicans and two Democrats, didn't vote.

Publish : 2023-06-01 13:16:00

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