The United States Senate passed a procedural motion that sets up a short-term extension of the debt limit.
The vote passed 61-38, with one vote in excess of the 60 votes required under Senate rules. The margin means that no single Republican can be declared the deciding vote by political opponents.
In the end, the final vote was 50-48, with the debt limit being extended entirely by Democrats.
U.S. Senate votes 50-48 to raise the debt limit by $480 billion through December 3. The legislation now heads to t… https://t.co/UpwvKba3AV— CSPAN (@CSPAN) 1633653186.0
Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) announced on Thursday afternoon that there was a deal that would delay the prospective default until the first week in December.
Republicans and Trump allies blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for agreeing to the short-term extension.
Shortly before the vote, Trump put out a statement urging Republicans to block the deal.
"Republican Senators, do not vote for this terrible deal being pushed by folding Mitch McConnell. Stand strong for our Country. The American people are with you!" Trump said.
The 11 Rs joining all 50 members of Dem caucus, group'd: Leaders - McConnell Thune Barrasso Cornyn Retiring - Blun… https://t.co/iirkhOmwbY— Paul Kane (@Paul Kane) 1633652145.0
Donald Trump is urging senators to vote against Mitch McConnell's debt ceiling deal. This is a great way to show… https://t.co/0krIQD63Ef— Daniel Strauss (@Daniel Strauss) 1633648895.0