Senate Ratifies Trump-Schumer-Pelosi Deal Hiking Debt Ceiling

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After being blindsided by a deal President Donald Trump struck with congressional Democrats, the Republican-controlled Senate nevertheless approved a bill Thursday that, in addition to providing relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey, increases the federal debt limit and funds the government through mid-December.

The Senate voted 80-17 to pass the measure. The previous day, the House of Representatives had passed, by a vote of 419-3, a bill that spent half that of the Senate measure on hurricane relief and did not include the debt-limit hike. All no votes in both chambers were cast by Republicans.

That the Senate would pass a hurricane-relief bill was a foregone conclusion; that the bill might include a debt-limit increase was even…

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