July 30, 2011 / 5:30 PM / 7 years ago

All Senate Republicans oppose Democratic debt bill

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - All 43 Republicans in the U.S. Senate have signed a letter, released on Saturday, saying they will not vote for a Democratic plan to raise the debt limit in a sign that the measure does not have the support it needs to advance in Congress.

Democrats need at least seven Republican votes to clear a procedural vote in the 100-seat chamber. That vote is scheduled for 1 a.m. EDT (0500 GMT) on Sunday.

Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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