The debt ceiling bill is headed toward likely passage in the House on Wednesday evening after clearing a key procedural hurdle.
The House voted 241-187 to pass the rule governing debate on the measure, setting it up for a final vote. That vote wasn’t without drama, however, as more than two dozen Republicans voted “no” and more than 50 Democrats bucked tradition to push the rule across the finish.
A final vote is expected around 8:30 p.m. The bill requires a simple majority to pass in the House.
Only a handful of days remaining until the nation hits the X-date on which it could default, June 5.
- The House passed a rule governing debate on the debt ceiling bill, setting it up for final passage.
- House progressives are worried the debt limit deal could set a dangerous precedent for GOP-steamrolling in the future. And they’re frustrated President Biden didn’t invoke the 14th Amendment.
- McCarthy said he will announce a bipartisan commission that will examine every inch of the budget to find savings.
- The number of House Republicans who say they will vote against the bill has passed 30. Find the whip list here.
- Progressive Democrats, including Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Greg Casar, say they will not support the debt limit deal.
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