Senate Settles in to Pass Debt-Limit Fix

Leaders say chamber will remain in session until legislators reach an agreement.

The Senate’s top leaders said the chamber will remain in session until lawmakers hammer out an agreement to raise the U.S. debt limit, as President Barack Obama threatened to veto a proposal to require the government to balance its budget as part of a debt deal.

“We’re going to stay in session every day, including Saturdays and Sundays, until Congress passes legislation that prevents the United States from defaulting on our obligations,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said on the chamber’s floor today.

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