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Five things to watch as the Senate considers debt ceiling bill

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2023
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The Senate is now considering the debt ceiling agreement made between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

The chamber faces a swiftly approaching deadline before the United States defaults on its debt for the first time in history, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) saying on Wednesday that the Senate would "move quickly" to pass the bill and send it to Biden's desk.

The House passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act in a 314-117 vote, with 165 Democrats joining 149 Republicans to back the legislation.

However, Senate leadership is likely to consider several amendments to the debt ceiling compromise...

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