Senate approves debt limit bill

The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare. The strong bipartisan vote was 74-26. The measure now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature. The legislation makes a down payment on taming out-of-control budget deficits.
AP Wire
Aug 2, 2011

 

The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare.

The strong bipartisan vote was 74-26. The measure now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature. The legislation makes a down payment on taming out-of-control budget deficits.

 

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