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Dramatic debt vote stirs Senate

Twelve Republicans voted for a procedural motion after a lengthy delay.

GOP debt problem: Appealing to Dems

Leaders have concluded that they cannot pass an increase without help from Democrats.

House approves clean debt hike

The bill was narrowly approved in a 221-201 vote, largely on the backs of Democrats.

House GOP surrenders on debt

GOP leaders determined overnight that they did not have the votes to pass their bill.