U.S. House approves debt limit package, sending it to Senate with just days until default deadline

By: - May 31, 2023 9:39 pm

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 30: Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) (C) raises his hand when asked if he would vote to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) during a news conference with fellow House Freedom Caucus membersl, including (L-R) Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Chair Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) outside the U.S. Capitol on May 30, 2023 in Washington, DC. The conservative lawmakers said they would oppose the compromise between Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and President Joe Biden that would avert a government default and urged their fellow House Republicans to vote against it. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.