Monday, August 1, 2011

House Passes Debt Ceiling Increase, 269-161

The theatrics could not have been any more pre-planned than to have Gabrielle Giffords make her first appearance in congress since her near-fatal shooting in Arizona on January 8 of this year.

Republicans votes overwhelmingly in favor of the measure, by a margin of 174-66. Democrats were split on the vote, with 95 voting for and 95 against.

The bill goes before the Senate, where passage is assured, on Tuesday, then on to the president for final signing into law.

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