House Passes Clean Debt Limit Hike

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The House of Representatives passed a clean debt ceiling increase proposal on Tuesday afternoon.

The vote was 221 to 201.

Twenty-eight Republicans joined with all but two Democrats in supporting the bill. Those Democrats were Reps. John Barrow (GA) and Jim Matheson (UT) .

House Republicans voting for the bill included House Speaker John Boehner (OH) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA). House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) voted against the increase.

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