9/21, 9:15 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WH: Debt limit should not be partisan issue

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday that the president's administration believes the raising of the debt ceiling should not be a partisan issue as lawmakers should protect the full faith and credit of the United States.

"In our view, this should not be a controversial vote, [...] Congress has raised the debt ceiling 80 times in the last 60 years, including 3 times under the former president and each vote in the previous administration was massively bipartisan," Psaki noted.

The House of Representatives is holding a vote later today on a bill that would raise the debt limit, but also finance emergency support funds.

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