House Debt-Limit Vote Sets Stage for Showdown

House Debt-Limit Vote Sets Stage for Showdown

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, maintained a private dialogue on developing a path to a debt-limit increase in the Senate, where bipartisan support is needed to gain the 60 votes necessary to ensure a vote on controversial legislation.