U.S. Senate showdown vote on debt limit could come next week

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By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate could see a vote next week on raising Washington’s borrowing authority and keeping the government funded, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat said on Wednesday, though Republicans warned that they would vote against the bill. Senator Dick Durbin said the chamber sometime next week could take up the bill passed in a party-line House of Representatives vote. Senate Republicans are indicating they will sink the emergency legislation to suspend the $28.4 trillion federal debt ceiling. Time is short as funding for federal agencies expires on Oct. 1 an…

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