Washington • The House with the support of Utah's four representatives voted to delay a fight over boosting the government's borrowing power to mid-May and agreed to postpone their own pay until Congress approves a budget.
The Senate will take up the debt-ceiling bill shortly and President Barack Obama has signaled he is willing to sign it. The bill allows the government to avoid defaulting on its debt for the first time in the nation's history.
The Republican-led House passed the measure on a vote of 285 to 144. It would have failed without the support of a group of House Democrats, which included Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah. The bill suspends the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling for four months, but does not raise it.