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House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., leaves the chamber during debate on a bill to avert a government shutdown and suspend the debt limit, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday evening, Sept. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Democrats pass bill to lift debt ceiling, fund govt.

Measures to prevent a government shutdown passed in the House and are now headed to the Senate. In a party line vote Tuesday, all House Democrats supported a bill to fund the government through the beginning of December. The bill also suspends the debt ceiling until the end of 2022.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) approaches members of the press for a briefing after a Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McConnell: GOP stands united against raising debt ceiling

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans would continue to stand against raising the debt limit. McConnell’s comments came on Tuesday as many have worried if the debt limit was raised, it would give Democrats the ability to push through their partisan $3.5 trillion spending package.