Here are the 11 GOP senators who helped advance the debt extension

Eleven GOP senators voted with Democrats on Thursday to help advance a short-term debt ceiling extension.  

The 61-38 vote advances the debt ceiling increase to final passage. Sixty votes were needed including the support of at least 10 GOP senators to help get it over the hurdle.

The debt ceiling extension raises the nation's borrowing limit by $480 billion, which the Treasury Department estimates would have the U.S. government hit the new debt ceiling around Dec. 3. 

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Some Senate Republicans had hoped to bypass the 60-vote hurdle ending debate and just move directly to a vote to pass the debt increase. The move would have allowed Republicans sidestep putting up 10 votes to help close debate. 

No Republicans are expected to vote for the debt ceiling increase on final passage, which will happen Thursday night. 

Several Republicans fumed over the short-term increase and drew a line on requiring that the bill be able to overcome the higher threshold.

That kicked off an hours-long effort by GOP leadership to wrangle together enough support within their caucus, as well as a nail-biting vote.

Even as he was heading into the vote, Senate GOP Whip John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneGOP rallies around Manchin, Sinema McConnell gets GOP wake-up call Democrat on controversial Schumer speech: Timing 'may not have been the best' MORE (S.D.) left himself some wiggle room on if there would be 10 GOP senators to back ending debate. 

“I’m sure we will,” he said. 

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The GOP senators who helped advance the debt ceiling bill are:

Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSunday shows preview: Senate votes to raise debt ceiling; Facebook whistleblower blasts company during testimony The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit Here are the 11 GOP senators who helped advance the debt extension MORE (R-Wyo.)

Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntHartzler pulls in 6,000 for Missouri Senate bid with .65M on hand McConnell gets GOP wake-up call The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit MORE (R-Mo.)

Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoBiden's soft touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit Here are the 11 GOP senators who helped advance the debt extension MORE (R-W.Va.)

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenators ask Biden administration to fund program that helps people pay heating bills McConnell gets GOP wake-up call Republicans are today's Dixiecrats MORE (R-Maine)

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynCornyn raises more than M for Senate GOP Is the Biden administration afraid of trade? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit MORE (R-Texas)

Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHoyer signals House vote on bill to 'remove' debt limit threat Biden signs bill to raise debt ceiling On The Money — Progressives play hard ball on Biden budget plan MORE (R-Ky.)

Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiAnti-Trump Republicans endorsing vulnerable Democrats to prevent GOP takeover GOP rallies around Manchin, Sinema McConnell gets GOP wake-up call MORE (R-Alaska)

Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanMcConnell gets GOP wake-up call Biden shows little progress with Abraham Accords on first anniversary The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit MORE (R-Ohio)

Sen. Mike RoundsMike RoundsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit Schumer frustrates GOP, Manchin with fiery debt ceiling speech Here are the 11 GOP senators who helped advance the debt extension MORE (R-S.D.)

Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyMcConnell gets GOP wake-up call The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit Here are the 11 GOP senators who helped advance the debt extension MORE (R-Ala.)

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)