The debt ceiling crisis comes to an end(58 images)

The U.S. House Monday passed the deficit reduction bill and sent it to the Senate for consideration. The vote was 269-161 with 95 Democrats joining 174 Republicans in voting in favor of the measure, and 95 Democrats voting with 66 Republicans against it. The Senate is to vote on the measure Tuesday.

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to discuss the debt ceiling bill, passed by the Senate today and the House yesterday, which averts a U.S. default on its loans in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on August 2, 2011. Today was the deadline to raise the debt ceiling or face default. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg | License Photo
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