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The House on Tuesday cleared legislation to raise the debt limit into early December, ensuring th...
at the nation doesn't default on its debts next week but setting up another fiscal cliff at the end of the year.

Lawmakers voted to avert a default in a somewhat indirect fashion. The House adopted a procedural rule along party lines in a 219-206 vote.

The rule outlines floor debate parameters for unrelated bills with a provision automatically deeming the short-term debt limit extension that the Senate approved last week as passed.

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The temporary measure for raising the debt limit will only offer lawmakers a brief reprieve from the partisan impasse once President Biden Joe BidenGruden out as Raiders coach after further emails reveal homophobic, sexist comments Abbott bans vaccine mandates from any 'entity in Texas' Jill Biden to campaign with McAuliffe on Friday MORE signs it into law.

Another stopgap measure to fund the government also expires on Dec. 3, meaning Democrats will yet again have to find a way to prevent potential fiscal calamity in the twin threats of a shutdown and a default.

For now, lawmakers have staved off a catastrophic debt default less than a week before the Oct. 18 deadline by which the Treasury Department estimated the U.S. could start failing to meet its borrowing obligations.

The House originally passed bills twice in recent weeks to suspend the debt limit into December 2022, but they stalled in the Senate due to GOP resistance to supporting any measure to avoid a default.

Senate Republicans ultimately agreed to a short-term extension to prevent a default next week, although the vote divided the party amid criticism from former President Trump Donald TrumpPennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro enters governor's race GOP lawmakers introduce measure in support of Columbus Day Bannon's subpoena snub sets up big decision for Biden DOJ MORE. After some cajoling from GOP leaders, 11 Senate Republicans joined with Democrats last week on a procedural hurdle requiring 60 votes to allow consideration of the debt limit…
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