The New York Times reports:
The House approved legislation on Tuesday that would pave the way for a swift increase in the debt ceiling amid a Republican blockade, after congressional leaders in both parties agreed to try an unusual maneuver that could avert the threat of a first-ever federal default.
The 222-to-212 vote came after days of quiet bipartisan talks to resolve the stalemate culminated in a deal. Only one House Republican, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, joined Democrats in voting in favor of the measure, demanding that the party in charge of both congressional chambers and the White House address the government’s ability to borrow.
Its passage was not guaranteed in the evenly divided Senate, where Republicans have for weeks refused to let Democrats take up any bill to provide a long-term increase.
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222-212:House passed legislation setting up a process to avoid a debt default by allowing Senate to increase debt limit w/only a simple majority.Bill also delays Medicare cuts set to go into effect Jan. 1 & waives PAYGO budget rules.Kinzinger (IL) was only Republican to vote Yes. pic.twitter.com/x6ejTo6MPC
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) December 8, 2021
JUST IN: Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and GOP senators as House Democrats moved to raise the debt ceiling without the required 60 votes to overcome procedural roadblocks. https://t.co/lcxhnR9ViE pic.twitter.com/gRlFiSeoJo
— Newsmax (@newsmax) December 7, 2021
TRUMP: “Old Crow Mitch McConnell, who is getting beaten on every front by the Radical Left Democrats… must be fully prepared to use the debt ceiling in order to totally kill the Democrats’ new social spending (wasting!) bill.” https://t.co/VktfX4kW1B
— Newsmax (@newsmax) December 1, 2021
Boebert is fuming at Republican Senators tonight: “The swamp creatures are working together to raise the freakin debt ceiling! This is totally corrupt and screws the American people right in their faces! .. These fake Republicans .. backstab the voters.” pic.twitter.com/98zMbNZabQ
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 8, 2021
— Joe Jackson (@joejacksonlive) December 8, 2021