US Congress approves deal to lift country's borrowing limit
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The US Congress approved a deal to lift the country's borrowing limit, thereby preventing default on its debt.
An Overview of the News
The bipartisan measure passed through the Senate with a vote of 63-36 after the US House of Representatives approved it.
President Joe Biden committed to turning the measure into law to protect the US from a catastrophic default on its $31.4 trillion debt.
United States House of Representatives
It is the lower house of the United States Congress.
It, along with the Senate, forms the national bicameral legislature of the United States.
Its structure and functions are established by Article One of the United States Constitution.
It provides proportional representation based on the population of each state.
It has a total of 435 representatives.
Founded - 1789
Headquarters - Washington, D.C., United States
Speaker - Kevin McCarthy
Majority Leader - Steve Scalise
Minority Leader - Hakeem Jeffries
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