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

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid answers reporters' questions... News PhotoAnswering,Asking,Bestof,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Communication,Harry Reid,Horizontal,Journalist,Patty Murray,Politics,Topics,Topix,USA,Waist Up,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) answers reporters' questions during a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) at the U.S. Capitol August 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 74-26 to pass the bipartisan debt ceiling legislation that reduces the deficit by $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years. The bill now goes to the White House where President Barack Obama is expected to sign it. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)