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August 01, 2011


House Passes Debt Ceiling Measure

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to raise the nation's debt ceiling and cut more than $2 trillion in spending over the next 10 years. The vote was 269 to 161.

Republicans voted in favor 174 to 66, while Democrats split 95 to 95.

Of special note, Rep. Gabrielle Gifford (D-AZ) returned to Washington, D.C. to vote in favor of the bill. She received a lengthy standing ovation when she entered the House chamber.












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