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Senate Democrats Accept McConnell Offer on Short-Term Debt Ceiling Extension

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks past reporters prior to a delayed vote to suspend the federal government’s $28.4 trillion debt ceiling outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., October 6, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Senate Democrats signaled that they will accept Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R., Ky.) offer for a short-term extension…