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Senate Dems Expect To Pass Debt Limit Hike Today

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That means lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who strongly oppose the debt limit hike, won't use up debate time to slow down final passage. A Cruz aide told TPM only that he'll insist on a 60-vote threshold.

After those two votes, the Senate will vote to approve the House-passed bill to reverse recently enacted cuts to military retirement benefits.