| | Advanced Search

 

NEW: North Kingstown Dems Endorse Almonte for Treasurer—The fifty-three members of the North Kingstown Democratic…

TONIGHT: Fund for Community Progress Honors GoLocalProv + ACLU—Recognizing outstanding contributions to the RI community

Deadline for newportFILM’s Ripple Effect Video Contest is Friday—Drawing attention to RI's coastline + waterways

Patriots’ 2014 Schedule Released—Patriots' 2014 Schedule Released

John Perilli: Battle Heats Up to Succeed Fox in House District 4—Keep an eye on this one...

Newport Goes Daffy with Weeklong Daffodil Celebration—Over 250,000 blooming daffodils on display

B’s Dominate Wings, Take Game 3—shut out Detroit 3-0 to take 2-1 series…

Organize + Energize: 4 Ways Getting Organized Will Save You Money—Stop wasting time and money

Dear John: Single Dad - How Do I Handle Daughter’s Adolescence?—How to support your daughter through puberty

State Report: Marijuana Tax + Bill Targets Prostitutes and Pimps—Plus increased sentences for gang crimes

 
 

BREAKING: Senate Approves Debt Deal

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

 

The U.S. Senate has just voted to approve a deal on raising the debt ceiling in exchange for $2.1 trillion in cuts to federal spending, national news sources are reporting.

 

The measure passed the Senate on a 74-26 vote. Those dissenting included a mix of Tea Party Republicans and liberal Democrats, USA Today reported. The Senate vote comes with just hours to spare before the deadline for raising the debt limit. The House voted in favor of the compromise measure last night.

The measure now heads to the desk of President Obama.

DEVELOPING…
 

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.




Commenting is not available in this channel entry.