It ratified a measure to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government through December 8th.
The president is saying we should get rid of the debt ceiling. Lots of economists would agree.
A supermajority of the Senate voted on Thursday to pass a short-term measure to raise the debt ceiling.
The deal is a blow for GOP congressional leaders.
As the debate heats up in Washington, one expert explains why the debt ceiling is such a controversial issue in the first place.