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House passes Ribble's bill on budget

12:12 AM, Jan. 24, 2013
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Sherwood.
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Sherwood.
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A bipartisan effort led by U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble to force the Senate to adopt a budget blueprint won approval Wednesday as part of legislation to suspend the limit on how much the federal government can borrow.

The legislation would suspend the debt ceiling for four months so the government can borrow money as needed to meet its financial obligations. The government had reached its $16.4 trillion debt ceiling on Dec. 31, and the Treasury Department has said it would run out of money to pay bills next month.

The measure passed on a 285-144 vote and averts another nasty battle over government ...

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