The bipartisan vote gave the deal final approval with time to spare.
The Senate must next take up the bill with a deadline of Monday to avoid American’s first default on its debt.
Both the President and the Speaker have to keep their parties in line to get enough votes for approval of the hard-fought debt ceiling deal to avoid government default.
Instead of saving money, Republican proposals to force work for federal aid would add to the budget,, not reduce it.
The deal “in principle” still faces an undiuclipined Congress and its warring factions.
The deal still faces approval by a GOP House and a Democratic Senate.
Work requirements for food stamp recipients appear to be a final sticking point to complete a deal and avoid default.
Each side praised the other’s seriousness, but basic differences remained. They are at odds over how to trim annual budget deficits.
Even though the two sides remain far apart, President Joe Biden expresses optimism that a deal is till possible before a government shutdown begins.