Senate reaches short-term debt deal, avoiding crisis
Senate leaders reached an agreement to extend the debt ceiling into December, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Thursday.
“We have reached an agreement to extend the debt ceiling through early December,” Schumer said.
The agreement would increase the debt ceiling by $480 billion, which Treasury Department estimates indicate would extend the limit until Dec. 3. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also confirmed the deal.
“The Senate is moving toward the plan I laid out last night to spare the American people from an unprecedented crisis,” McConnell said. “The pathway our Democratic colleagues have accepted will spare the American people any near-term crisis.”
The agreement would need to pass through the House before being sent to President Biden.