U.S. House to test Republican roadblock in Tuesday debt-limit vote

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday was scheduled to debate and vote on legislation to fund the federal government through Dec. 3 and raise the nation’s borrowing limit, according to the House Appropriations Committee.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer set the stage for a showdown with Republicans on Monday when they said they would combine spending and debt measures in one bill, despite Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to block an increase in the $28.4 trillion debt ceiling.

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