House rejects debt ceiling increase, 318-97
May 31st, 2011
07:28 PM ET
11 years ago

House rejects debt ceiling increase, 318-97

WASHINGTON (CNN) - In a symbolic vote to send a message to budget negotiators, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to defeat a measure that would have raised the national debt ceiling without any accompanying deficit or spending reduction provisions.

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  1. lize

    when will they stop playing with this county's future???? Quite being politicians and start being Americans PLEASE!!

    May 31, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    Good job Speaker Boehner! I know it was a foregone conclusion, but it's just very good to see some leadership in Washington for getting spending in control. That's what this is all about.

    May 31, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  3. doug

    Only a hateful democrat taker would find this to be a bad thing. CNN democrats should take note of other Democrats who found a way to make thier own money, like the best represntatives of modern day Democrat youth, Snooki and the situation.

    May 31, 2011 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  4. Albo58

    Can't believe so many Dimwits voted against this Obama-inspired bill...could they be afraid of their constituents and the 2012 election? Of course the CBC and the libs from deep blue states could choke a kitten on TV and their constituents would still vote for their corrupt butts!

    May 31, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  5. Ben

    So let me get this straight. The GOP Controlled House proposed a bill to raise the debt ceiling with the intention of including no cuts in spending, so they could make a point! Thank you...thank you so much for wasting taxpayer money on such a ridiculous stunt. Thanks guys and girls, glad to see your focusing on job creation. That's ok, many of you are on borrowed political time! We'll remember in November! Remember that slogan? It goes both ways!

    May 31, 2011 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  6. Republicans - The "Not Intended To Be Factually Accurate" Party

    Not a problem – We can start by cutting spending for the War Department.

    Instead of giving them HALF-A-TRILLION dollars a year [ that's $500,000,000,000]. let's cut'em back to only a few HUNDRED BILLION!

    May 31, 2011 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |