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US House passes bill to raise debt ceiling just days before default

With 149 Republicans and 165 Democrats supporting the measure, Biden has called on the Senate to quickly take up the legislation

The House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling on Wednesday, clearing a major legislative hurdle with just days left before the US is expected to default.

The final House vote was 314 to 117, with 149 Republicans and 165 Democrats supporting the measure. In a potentially worrisome sign for the House Republican speaker, Kevin McCarthy, 71 members of his conference opposed the deal that he brokered with President Joe Biden.

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