House Passes Bill to Raise Debt Ceiling

The U.S. House passed tonight a bill to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts. The tally was 269 to 161.

The Senate plans to vote Tuesday.

Congress has pushed its votes to the brink. The Treasury Department set Tuesday as the day the nation risks defaulting on its debt.

While some members of Congress proved hard for their leadership to whip to vote for the deal, Alaska’s Congressional delegation is solidly on board.

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