All 206 House Republicans voted against raising the US debt ceiling.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to reporters after the intelligence briefing. Chip Somodovilla / Getty Images

  • All 206 House Republicans voted against raising the debt limit.

  • The House vote was 219-206, which increased the risk of default until December this year.

  • Bill goes to Biden’s desk and delays the showdown with debt-ridden GOP senators.


All House Republicans voted Tuesday against a bill that would increase the two-month debt limit to prevent defaults on U.S. debt.

The party line vote in the House was 219-206. House Republicans called it a step that would open a wave of democratic spending in the near future.

The debt limit is related to the ability of the United States to pay its own bills and does not allow any new spending by Congress.

The bill will now delay a showdown with President Joe Biden, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has said Democrats need to reconcile their debt ceiling by December. ۔

“It’s our debt. It’s America’s debt. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called McConnell before the vote and said he was playing, ‘Russian roulette with the economy.’

The US Treasury Department warned that if the US Congress did not pass a stop-gap resolution, it could default on its debt within a week, triggering another recession as the economy receded from epidemics.

The move saves Congress from the risk of default by early December. But a new political war is beginning.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is drawing lines in the sand against any Republican aid to lift the debt limit. Eleven Republicans in the Senate last week paved the way for a two-month extension to vacate the upper house.

“I will not be a party to future efforts to reduce the consequences of democratic maladministration,” McConnell wrote in a stern letter to Biden on Friday. “Your lieutenant on Capitol Hill now has time to claim that he lacks the ability to settle the debt limit.”

McConnell argued that Democrats should adopt a difficult compromise approach to unilaterally approving the debt increase, the same demand they have made since July. This process allows certain measures to be passed with a simple majority, avoiding the Filebuster’s 60-vote threshold in the Senate.

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