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October 29, 2013


Democrats Move to End Debt Level Brinksmanship

Democratic senators introduced legislation "to permanently install a new procedure on the debt limit that would all-but-eliminate the threat of default," Roll Call reports.

"The bill would make permanent a rule devised in 2011 by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that uses resolutions of disapproval to enable the president to extend the debt limit while also technically allowing minority lawmakers to vote against that authorization-- a maneuver McConnell said was designed to be used on a case-by-case basis."












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