Senate Roll Call: Vote on advancing debt limit measure

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 12, 2014 - 5:05 PM

The 67-31 roll call Wednesday by which the Senate defeated an effort by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and others to block a bill to extend the government's borrowing authority. The measure required at least 60 votes to advance, a threshold Cruz insisted upon. The bill passed on a party-line vote of 55-43 with the Senate's two independents joining its 53 Democrats.

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