Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, came up with a solution that would allow the president to request a debt limit increase. To reject it, Congress would have to pass legislation that the president could veto, meaning it would take a two-thirds vote in each house of Congress to stop an increase. (Associated Press)

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, came up with a solution that would allow the president to request a debt limit increase. To reject it, Congress would have to pass legislation that the president could veto, meaning it would take a two-thirds vote in each house of Congress to stop an increase. (Associated Press)