Joe Biden, then-Senator (D-DE), voted no to raising the debt limit in 2006. This was in protest at the fast increase of the debt that occurred under President George W. Bush.

On March 16, 2006, Senate Republicans voted to raise the debt ceiling, with Senate Democrats largely voting against the statutory limit of the country’s debt.

Then-Sen. Biden voted in lock step with Senate Democrats against this bill, which would raise the debt ceiling from $8.184 trillion to $8.965 trillion.


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