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Local Congressmen Vote No
The Brazos Valley's delegation to the House of Representatives agreed in a 'no' vote when it came to raising the debt ceiling, including Republicans Bill Flores, Kevin Brady, and Michael McCaul.
WASHINGTON (AP) The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies.
The 221-201 vote came hours after Speaker John Boehner announced that his fractured party would relent and not seek to add other items to the must-pass legislation.
Twenty-eight Republicans voted yes. The bill would permit Treasury to borrow normally for another 13 months and would defuse the chance of a debt crisis well past the November elections.
Just Monday, Republicans suggested pairing the debt measure with legislation to roll back a recent cut in the inflation adjustment of pension benefits for working age military retirees.
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