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The senate has signed off on pushing the debt limit deadline to the middle of may.
Senators approved the house bill that also includes a provision some insiders are calling a bad idea whose time has come.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron feels a -- Senators approved the already house -- no budget no pay -- suspending the current debt ceiling of sixteen point four trillion dollars through mid may.
When the debts estimated to be 450 billion dollars more.
The house and senate we'll have to pass budgets by mid April or member paychecks will be withheld.
Raising the possibility of the United States couldn't keep falling as obligations every few months it's not a ideal way to run government.
But a short term solution is better than another imminent manufactured crisis.
House Republicans have passed budgets during the Obama era and created the salary -- so senate Democrats who have not.
Do so this year Republicans tried to pass amendments that would prioritize payments when cash runs short.
To pay interest first then social security and active duty military pay.
As well as a measure offsetting new debt with matching spending cuts -- no gimmicks no timing shifts.
But these would be real cuts in the growth of federal spending.
Democrats blocked each amendment and the no budget no pay act was sent on altered to the president for a promised signature on this measure the eyes -- 64 the -- -- 34.
The motion carries.
There's no break in the battle new deadlines loom a month from tomorrow billions and automatic across the board spending cuts known as the sequester kick in.
Unless the two parties can agree on a compromise replacement before that.
Plus at the end of march congress has to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year -- risk another potential shut down.
Republicans want spending cuts and no more tax hikes Democrats want pretty much the opposite.
If they don't start compromising the budget -- starts cutting automatically in 29 days -- Carl thanks.
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