Senate Passes Debt Limit Bill, Avoiding U.S. Default

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Sen. Bill Nelson , followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders , gives a thumbs... News PhotoBernie Sanders,Bestof,Bill Nelson - Florida Senator,Boundary,Debt,Democracy,Following,Giving,Horizontal,Politics,Thumb,Topics,Topix,USA,Voting,Waist Up,Walking,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), gives a thumbs up as he walks to vote on the debt limit bill on August 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 74-26 to approve the bill to raise the debt ceiling, allowing the U.S. to avoid default on its debts. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)