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

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U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint walks away following the vote to raise the dept... News PhotoBoundary,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Democracy,Following,Horizontal,Jim DeMint,Politics,USA,Voting,Walking,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) walks away following the vote to raise the dept limit at the U.S. Capitol on August 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. 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 Mark Wilson/Getty Images)