Senate Rejects Disapproval of Presidential Debt Limit Raise

The Senate voted 52 – 45 against a companion bill to House Joint Resolution 77, which simply stated a disapproval of the President increasing the Federal Debt Limit. Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska voted with 44 Republicans for the measure, while Republican Senators Scott Brown (MA) and Bob Corker (TN) voted with the majority against. Three Senators, Marco Rubio (R-FL), John Rockefeller (D-WV), and Jim Webb (D-VA) were not present for the vote.

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