The House voted on Thursday to extend the federal debt limit for the first time since 2012, raising the nation’s borrowing limit for another year and allowing it to rise for the next four years.
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to pass the measure, and the measure is now headed to President Donald Trump’s desk.
This bill was rushed through Congress this week because it had not been debated and debated for months, and is the most serious debt limit increase in decades.
The bill is the result of the sequester cuts enacted by President Barack Obama, which has cut spending and reduced the amount of money available for the government.
What you need as you prepare for the 2018 electionsThe midterm elections are on the horizon.
But for many Americans, they’re still in limbo as they await an election that has already passed and which could mean the end of President Trump’s first term.
Trump’s administration is still grappling with how to deal with the fallout from the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and many others injured.
Republicans have said the legislation will help ease some of the pressure on the Trump administration to respond to the violence.
Democrats are trying to push the bill through Congress as a way to prevent the sequesters from reoccurring, but many Republicans want to keep them in place for the foreseeable future.
As the midterm elections near, here are a few things you need know about what’s happening in the nation today:The 2018 elections have become a bellwether for the future of American politics.
It’s a pivotal time for the country and a chance to rewrite history.
Congress passed the debt limit extension on Thursday with bipartisan support.
The Senate voted unanimously, and Trump had a veto-proof majority.
There are no guarantees that Democrats and Republicans will agree on the extension.
The two chambers could even override the president’s veto.
For most Americans, this means that it’s the first election in which they have the opportunity to change the course of history.
But for many, the 2018 midterm elections have also been a bellwatch for the nation.
The Senate is still debating the debt ceiling extension and other measures in the 2018 budget, which is expected to be released soon.
The budget is critical to maintaining government funding, and Republicans hope to move legislation through Congress before the midterm election.
And while Republicans and Democrats are still debating what to do about the sequestration cuts, many Americans will also be forced to face a different set of decisions in 2018.
As lawmakers prepare for midterm elections, here’s a look at some of their biggest issues: