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

U.S.Senate Democrats hold weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol
U.S.Senate Democrats hold weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

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 allowed Democrats to raise the borrowing authority on their own, bypassing the chamber’s usual 60-vote margin.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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