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House Passes ‘Clean’ Debt Ceiling Extension Bill

Capitol_BuildingThe House voted 221-201 Tuesday to approve a bill that would raise the government’s borrowing authority through March 2015 with no additional conditions, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

It marks the first debt-limit extension proposal since 2009 that has not been attached to any other bills, according to the report by Jonathan Weisman and Ashley Parker.

Twenty-eight Republicans supported the bill and two Democrats voted against it, Weisman and Parker write.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) set the bill for a full chamber vote after dropping a plan last week to restore military pensions in exchange for a debt-ceiling increase, the Times reports.

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