The House voted to suspend the debt limit for one year in a 221 to 201 vote Tuesday. The bill will now head to the Senate. Failing to fight back on federal spending is similar to handing President Obama a blank check, according to The Foundry. “With almost $17.3 trillion in national debt, failing to put a debt limit in place to protect taxpayers from even more reckless spending by Congress is beyond irresponsible,” said Romina Boccia, the Grover M. Hermann Fellow, at The Heritage Foundation.