Senate Republicans block new Schumer bid to suspend U.S. debt ceiling

U.S.Senate Democrats hold weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to hold a vote to suspend the federal debt limit. The measure would have allowed Democrats to raise the borrowing authority on their own, bypassing the chamber's usual 60-vote margin.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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