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July 30, 2011


Senate Vote Scheduled for Middle of Night

The Senate has scheduled a vote on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's debt ceiling bill for 1 a.m. Sunday, "underscoring how closely the rules of the chamber -- which allow a single senator to insist on 30 hours of debate to even proceed to a measure -- will push the nation to default," National Journal reports.

"Reid, a canny legislative infighter, appears to be leaving himself a safety valve, however: The Democratic leader has set an evening Senate vote that essentially would leave Boehner's bill on parliamentary life support -- leaving Senate leaders the option of revive it at the last minute if no other deal to raise the debt ceiling is reached."














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