posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 08:53 PM
Our constitution says that all tax and funding bills must start in the House. Whatever the House passes is then sent to the Senate and is debated,
changed, amended, and then voted on. If the Senate makes any changes to the House bill there is a proceedure to reconcile the differences. The
reconciled bill is then voted on again and either passed or rejected, if passed it is then sent to the President for signature or veto.
The house has passed legislation on the debt ceiling but the Senate refuses to debate it, make any changes or vote on it.