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Senate Dems To Try Passing Debt Ceiling Increase

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats can expect rejection from Republicans when Democrats propose a stand-alone measure to increase the government's borrowing cap.
    
They could make that move today, with a test vote coming later this week.
    
Republicans want the measure to contain budget cuts to make a dent in deficits. But it's not clear if the GOP will try to filibuster the Democrats' plan.
    
The Senate move comes as the partial government shutdown enters its eighth day with no end in sight.

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