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House Passes Debt Ceiling Bill in Bipartisan Vote, Moves to Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a temporary suspension of the nation’s debt ceiling, inching the country away from financial default. The Financial Responsibility Act suspends the debt ceiling until Jan. 1, 2025, cuts non-defense discretionary spending slightly in 2024, and limits discretionary spending growth to 1 percent in 2025. The agreement also contains permitting reforms for oil and gas drilling, changes to work requirements for some social welfare programs, and clawbacks of $20 billion in IRS funding and $30 billion in unspent COVID-19 relief funds.