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All 206 House Republicans voted against raising the US debt ceiling

Added 10-12-21 09:14:03pm EST - “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out Mitch McConnell ahead of the vote, saying that he was playing, "Russian roulette with the economy."” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “All 206 House Republicans voted against raising the US debt ceiling”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

All House Republicans voted against a bill on Tuesday that allowed for a two-month debt limit hike to stave off a default on the US's debt.

The party-line vote was 219-206 in the House. House Republicans slammed it as a step that would unlock a wave of Democratic spending in the near future.

The debt limit deals with the US's ability to pay its bills and doesn't authorize any fresh spending by Congress.

The bill now heads to President Joe Biden's desk, and will delay a showdown with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — who has said that Democrats need to raise the debt ceiling on their own through reconciliation — until December.

"This is our debt. This is America's debt," Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on the House floor. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out McConnell ahead of the vote, saying that he was playing, "Russian roulette with the economy." 

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