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Senate Republicans block new Schumer bid to suspend U.S. debt ceiling By Reuters


© Reuters. Following the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch in Washington on September 28th, 2021, Chuck Schumer (D–NY) spoke to journalists. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to hold a vote to suspend the federal debt limit. The measure would have permitted Democrats to unilaterally increase their borrowing authority, bypassing the usual 60 votes margin.

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