Colorado Lauren Boebert, a member of Congress, did not vote on the debt ceiling on Wednesday. Before the vote, the Republican from Colorado’s 3rd congressional district had publicly opposed the plan.
The bill to raise the debt ceiling was sent to the Senate after clearing the House 314-117. Yadira Caraveo, Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse, and Brittany Pettersen, all Democratic lawmakers from Colorado, voted yes, as did Republican Doug Lamborn.
Republican Ken Buck abstained. According to Boebert’s office, she filed a missing vote form indicating that she would have voted no.
The proposal, approved by the House late Wednesday, includes provisions to expedite infrastructure projects under the landmark National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA.
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It does not, however, clear the way for large-scale power transmission lines to be built, instead requiring a two-year study of the problem.
The budget agreement was debated Thursday in the Senate, where lawmakers attempted to reach a Monday deadline before the United States faces a disastrous default.
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