Vote-a-rama drama and the national debt

Nobody on Capitol Hill got much sleep this week.
The Senate passed its infrastructure bill, stayed up all night in a vote-a-rama and provided foreshadowing for the set of fights yet to come. As Playbook co-author Ryan Lizza put it this week: “Threat of a government shutdown? Possibility of America defaulting on its loans? Dust off that Blackberry, fire off a manual RT, and put on some LMFAO. It’s feeling very 2011.”
Lizza and POLITICO’s Jennifer Scholtes break down what’s ahead for Congress.
On the upcoming fight over raising the debt limit
“This is the biggest story of the fall. It’s major. And it’s going to affect every single major negotiation for months to come.
“The president’s legacy is on the line. He wants to move the two tracks forward. He wants to get to final enactment [the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion social spending plan]. And he doesn’t want the

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