The House has voted 269-161 to pass the new debt ceiling bill compromise proposed this morning, providing bipartisan support to a deal that both sides appear to be holding their noses over accepting. The Senate is expected to vote at noon eastern on Tuesday to pass the bill, sending it to the President’s desk to be signed just before the Tuesday deadline for potential debt default.
Although Tea Party Senate members had floated the idea of a potential filibuster, it appears that though many will not support the bill, they will not stall its final passage.
Perhaps the most notable yes vote tonight was that of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who returned to the House to cast her first vote since being shot last January.
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