Senate Rejects Debt Disapproval Resolution

The Senate rejected a motion to proceed on considering House Joint Resolution 98, which registers the disapproval of Congress to the President raising the debt ceiling by $900 billion to $16.4 trillion.

The vote was 44 – 52, with all Republicans except Scott Brown (MA) voting for the measure, joined by Democrat Senators Bill Nelson (NE) and Joe Manchin (WV).

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