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Senate Approves House Plan to Suspend Debt Ceiling

In a 64-34 vote, the Senate has approved a plan to suspend the debt ceiling, as well as congressional pay if a budget is not produced, sending a bill to the president's desk.

Below is information on the vote just out from Reuters:

The U.S. Senate on Thursday gave final Congressional approval to a bill allowing the government to borrow money beyond its record $16.4 trillion record debt limit, clearing the way for President Barack Obama to sign it into law.

The Democratic-led Senate passed the bill, 64-34, a week after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved it, 285-144.

The measure is designed to postpone for at least a few months another big showdown in a sharply divided Washington on spending cuts and tax hikes.

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