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  • Live Thread: Congressional Vote on the Budget Fiasco

    08/01/2011 11:18:29 AM PDT · by central_va · 35 replies
    US Congress ^ | 8/1/11 | FedGov
    Lawmakers split into Democratic and Republicans camps to hear appeals from their party leaders to approve the deal which emerged from feverish negotiations as the clock ticked toward a Tuesday deadline to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. Party leaders are hoping for sizable majorities in order to give the deal credibility.