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Senate Democrats Ditch Effort to Link Funding Bill to Debt Limit

  • Measure won’t include debt ceiling, to avoid GOP opposition
  • Democrats seeking consent of all senators to act on measure
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Senate Democrats Seek Vote on Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown
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Senate Democrats are seeking a vote Wednesday on a stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown, but without a provision to increase the federal debt limit.

The temporary funding measure also does not include additional money for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, which was part of an earlier proposal, according to a copy of the bill obtained by Bloomberg.