Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday caved to Joe Biden and said he would agree to a debt limit increase through December.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday filed cloture to end debate and the senate voted Thursday evening.
60 votes were needed to end debate and advance the $480 billion debt limit hike.
HERE’S THE DEBT LIMIT BILL.
One page. $480 billion debt limit hike pic.twitter.com/OMg6Wyy6Kb
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 7, 2021
The Senate voted 61-38 to advance the debt limit increase bill.
Here are the 11 Republicans who voted with the Democrats:
The Senate has narrowly voted, 61-38, to bypass a GOP filibuster of the short-term debt limit bill, with 11 Republicans joining all 50 Dems to pass the 60-vote threshold needed to proceed to a final vote.
GOP YES VOTES HERE: https://t.co/agFKJBS0c6
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) October 8, 2021
Senate votes in favor of the short-term debt ceiling extension pic.twitter.com/60S9nXhVgj
— The Hill (@thehill) October 8, 2021
Update: The US Senate held a final vote on raising the debt limit after voting to end debate.
A simple majority was required.
The Senate voted 50-48 to raise the debt limit by $480 billion.
The bill now heads to the House of Representatives.