Lost: Small black/white tortoise shell cat, 1-1/2 years old, Aug. 8, Country Hills area, La Vernia, friendly, "Cinnamon" but responds to "Kitty," rhinestone collar w/bell, shots, spayed. Reward! 210-725-8082.
Lost: Shih Tzu, male, golden brown, from C.R. 320 in Floresville. If you have any information call 210-452-1829 or 832-292-3305.
The House rejected a $2.4 trillion increase in the federal borrowing limit -- a symbolic vote that House GOP leaders said would demonstrate that Congress will not increase the debt ceiling unless it is linked to a deficit-reduction plan.
The vote, which was 97-318 and far below the two-thirds majority needed for passage, was just one step in maneuvering between the two parties over the debt limit. It comes as a bipartisan group of congressional leaders is working with the White House on a deficit-reduction package, and two months before the deadline when the Treasury Department said the government risks defaulting on its obligations.