The Senate voted 55-43 in a party-line vote to approve legislation that would suspend the U.S. debt limit, sending the measure to President Barack Obama, who has said he will sign it into law. A procedural standoff was averted when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, voted to shut down a filibuster demanded by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. That allowed the bill to pass with a simple majority.

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