Senate Dems approve another $500 billion debt limit increase
Senate Dems out-game Republicans -- avoid veto
Senate Democrats gamed Republicans and saved their unpopular President from issuing a veto to get his request for another $500 billion in the national debt.
Last night, after Obama’s “pass this bill” speech, 52 Senate Democrats voted not to consider the Resolution disapproving President Obama’s request to increase the national debt.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress disapproves of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit, as exercised pursuant to the certification under section 3101A(a) of title 31, United States Code.
One Democrat, Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), voted with the Republicans. Two Republicans, Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Scott Brown (Mass.), voted with the Democrats.
This was the vote Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scheduled to force GOP attendance.
If the resolution of disapproval had passed, Obama would have had to veto it to get the debt limit increased to $15.19 trillion.