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House and Senate Raise Debt Ceiling by $800 Billion

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House and Senate Raise Debt Ceiling by $800 Billion

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House and Senate Raise Debt Ceiling by $800 Billion

House and Senate Raise Debt Ceiling by $800 Billion

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The House of Representatives votes to raise the national debt ceiling — the government's credit line — by $800 billion. Most Democrats — and even a few Republicans — voted against the debt-limit increase in protest. The Senate had already approved the measure. Hear NPR's Andrea Seabrook.