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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

URGENT ALERT!! House to Vote to Raise Debt Ceiling | C-SPAN

House to Vote to Raise Debt Ceiling | C-SPAN

The Senate is on break this week, but the House of Representatives is in town and plans to begin the annual appropriations process of voting on 12 appropriations bills, beginning with the Homeland Security bill and the Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs bill.

The House will also vote later tonight on a bill to increase the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion dollars. The measure, offered by the head of the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), will not include any cuts to spending. The vote is largely symbolic and is a test vote to challenge Democratic lawmakers' position as the Republican-dominated House has indicated it would not support an increase to the debt ceiling without reductions to spending.

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