U.S. House delays showdown over debt ceiling; Oklahoma’s delegation splits
Republican plan will suspend debt ceiling until mid-May, giving lawmakers and the president more time to negotiate spending cuts. Oklahoma’s two newest delegation members voted against the measure.
WASHINGTON — The House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to delay a fight over raising the debt ceiling, averting for now another crisis over the nation’s borrowing authority.
A bill to suspend — rather than raise — the debt limit until May 18 was approved 285 to 144. Oklahoma’s all-Republican delegation split on the measure, with the three veterans voting for...
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