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OCT 08, 2013 - Business Insider

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Some Senate Democrats Are Considering The 'Nuclear Option' To Pass A Debt Ceiling Hike

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to bring up a 'clean' debt limit increase on Tuesday, even though it's not clear that Democrats can pick up the six Republicans they would need to reach the 60-vote threshold to pass such a bill. But a senior Senate Democratic aide told Business Insider that some Senate Democrats are "rumbling" about another route to passage: Ruling that the Senate's 60-vote threshold is unconstitutional and passing the bill with a simple majority. "There are rumblings within the caucus, but no serious discussions yet," said the aide, when asked if Democrats ... Read More

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