Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have voted for emergency legislation allowing the government to borrow more money and avoid a U.S. government default.
A deficit-reduction deal approved by the U.S. House on Monday split Minnesota’s representatives, with the plan losing support from the left and right ends of the state’s congressional delegation.
A deficit-reduction deal headed for a critical vote in Congress lost support Monday from the left and right ends of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, with both Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann opposed.
Republican Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign isn’t impressed with the debt limit deal in Washington but has stopped short of calling for its defeat.
Racing the clock to avoid a government default, President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise to permit vital U.S. borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in long-term spending cuts.