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Senate GOP predicts they'll have 10 votes for debt deal

Added 12-07-21 01:57:02pm EST - “Top Senate Republicans are predicting that they'll get enough GOP support to help advance a deal on the debt ceiling, as GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) pitches his caucus on the agreement.” - Thehill.com

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Top Senate Republicans are predicting that they'll get enough GOP support to help advance a deal on the debt ceiling, as GOP Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDole in final column: 'Too many of us have sacrificed too much' Schumer steps on the gas to move Biden agenda Hoyer says Dec. 15 is drop-dead deadline to hike debt ceiling MORE (Ky.) pitches his caucus on the agreement.

Under the deal, the House and Senate will first need to pass a bill that sets up a subsequent one-time simple-majority vote to raise the debt ceiling.

Though Democrats would then be able to raise the debt ceiling on their own, they would still need 10 GOP votes to advance the initial legislation that lays out how the debt ceiling vote will work.

The House introduced the bill Wednesday that sets up and lays out the instructions for the debt ceiling vote, and could vote to approve it as soon as Wednesday.

"The clear is ...the majority party has to raise the votes to raise the debt limit. And the Democrats know that, and they're willing to do it.... We think that's a perfectly appropriate way to handle this," said Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Congress avoids shutdown Senate dodges initial December crisis with last-minute deal Congress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight MORE (R-S.D.), the No. 2 Senate Republican.

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