The House of Representatives just passed the debt ceiling bill.

Democrats played games, holding back their votes to see how many Republicans were voting in favor, hoping to minimize the number of Democrats who had to vote in favor in order for it to pass.  With 4 minutes left to vote, 120 Democrats still had not voted. 

Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) returned for her first vote since she was shot last January, and voted in favor.  She received a loud round of applause.

The final vote count was 267-161.  Sixty-seven Republicans and Ninety-five Democrats voted against.

The Senate will not take it up until the morning.

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