Democratic debt-limit bill falls short in House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic bill to raise the U.S. debt limit fell short in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives Saturday as it failed to get the supermajority vote needed for quick passage.
By a vote of 173 to 246, the bill fell short of the two-thirds needed to pass under rules designed to limit debate and pass bills quickly. Those rules are usually reserved for noncontroversial measures such as naming courthouses.
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