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

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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn speaks to the media following the vote to raise... News PhotoBoundary,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Democracy,Following,John Cornyn,Politics,Talking,The Media,USA,Vertical,Voting,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) speaks to the media 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)