US Senate approves bill suspending payments until December

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THE Senate yesterday approved a draft law that allows to increase the debt limit of the federal state of USA by December, thus temporarily preventing at least the threat of a moratorium on payments by the world’s largest economic power.

Only the Democratic senators They approved the text (50 votes in favor, 48 against), which raises the country’s borrowing limit to $ 480 trillion and allows the federal state to meet its obligations, to make payments, by the beginning of December. THE House of Representatives, where the Democrats have – a slim – majority, is expected to approve the bill within the next week.

Although the agreement reassured her Wall Street, which closed with an increase, did not calm down the tense atmosphere in his speech Capitol, nor did it fully satisfy him White House.

“The Republicans “They played a dangerous game,” said their leader Democrats in Senate, The Chuck Sumer, stigmatizing the opposition’s categorical refusal to approve any longer-lasting measure.

For her part Janet Glenn, the minister Finance of his government Joe Biden, welcomed the agreement, but pointed out that the very existence of the debt limit of the federal state of USA it is becoming increasingly harmful to the country.

“It has led to a series of dangerous political conflicts that are pushing them Americans and international markets if and to what extent America “she takes her bills seriously,” she said Glenn during an interview with CNN.

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