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

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U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch takes an elevator before voting on the debt... News PhotoBoundary,Debt,Democracy,Elevator,Orrin G. Hatch,Politics,USA,Vertical,Voting,Waist Up,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) takes an elevator before voting 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 Mario Tama/Getty Images)