If the $28.4 trillion ceiling was not raised, the United States may not be able to meet all its financial obligations by October 18. The bill passed the House of Representatives by 219 votes to 206. All those who voted in favor were Democrats, all those who voted against were Republicans.
Earlier this month, the Senate had already approved the emergency measure. Weeks of tension between Democrats and Republicans preceded the vote. President Joe Biden had accused Republicans of playing Russian roulette with the US economy and warned of the potential catastrophic consequences.