Tennessee Democrats Vote for Debt Ceiling Hike

Tennessee’s two Democratic Congressmen voted in favor of upping the nation’s debt limit Tuesday night. Nashville Representative Jim Cooper has been indicating he would vote to raise the debt ceiling for months.

In April, Cooper released a statement outlining his views. He said there’s “no good, quick way to find” the more than $700 billion in cuts just to get through the next few months, calling the idea “completely unrealistic.”

Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis also voted in favor of raising the country’s borrowing cap. Tennessee Republicans voted against the measure with the rest of their party.

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