Looks like there is enough votes to pass the bill. Another defeat for fiscal conservatives and our great-great-great grandchildren.
House now voting on debate rule for the Senate-passed fiscal cliff bill. Once approved, House begins hour debate on that, no amendments.—
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 02, 2013
Source close to whip process tells me that Boehner knows he has enough votes to get Senate deal through w/ Dems, now wooing a few undecideds—
Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 02, 2013
Meeting Adjourned - House Republican leaders will assess support within their conference for two options on the Senate’s “fiscal cliff” compromise before deciding whether to try to amend the legislation and send it back to the upper chamber, lawmakers and aides said.
The two choices: amend the bill with spending cuts — likely killing it for the 112th Congress — or vote to adopt the Senate measure and send it to President Obama for his signature.
GOP leaders plan to reconvene the rank-and-file around 5 p.m. TODAY !!
Rep. Nugent says Boehner told members that if amendment didn't get 218 votes, he would personally vote yes on unamended Senate bill—
Russell Berman (@russellberman) January 02, 2013
GOP leaders will count votes for adding spending cuts to Senate bill.If they don't have 218 for amdt they will bring Senate bill up 4 vote—
Jill Jackson (@jacksonjk) January 01, 2013
Speaker Boehner and I are working with House Leadership and our conference to find best path forward.—
Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) January 01, 2013
4:15 pm According to sources in the room, Cantor said that he did not “support” the Senate-backed bill but stopped short of saying he would vote against it if the House took it up on the floor.
Boehner told his conference that he was “shocked” that so many Senate Republicans voted for the bill, but he would not indicate how he felt personally about the direction the House should move in. (link)
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