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House votes against already-approved increase in debt ceiling

The Los Angeles Times, 19 January 2012
Publié le : 19 janvier 2012
 Lisa Mascaro 
Reporting from Washington The Republican-led House began its first full legislative day of the new year by reigniting one of last year's pivotal partisan fights: the debt ceiling debate that helped to define the tea party-powered majority.

The House voted largely along party lines Wednesday to deny President Obama an increase in new borrowing authority a political exercise that is not expected to curtail federal spending or threaten a federal default. The tally was 239 to 176.

Because the measure is expected to stall in the Senate, which Democrats control, and is opposed by Obama, it is unlikely to prevent a $1.2-trillion increase in the debt ceiling.

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