Below is the latest (from FNC’s Chad Pergram) on the Speaker Boehner bill…looks like there are troubles. The Speaker does not have the votes…
Urgent: House Republicans “looking at options to “re-write” the Boehner Bill
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
This is evident that the GOP does not have the votes to pass the Boehner bill as written tomorrow on the House floor
From a Boehner spokesman Michael Steel:
“We’re here to change Washington – no more smoke-and-mirrors, no more ‘phantom cuts.’ We promised that we will cut spending more than we increase the debt limit – with no tax hikes – and we will keep that promise. As we speak, Congressional staff are looking at options to re-write the legislation to meet our pledge. This is what can happen when you have an actual plan and submit it for independent review – which the Democrats who run Washington have refused to do.”
· I am also told on good source that there are no Democrats who will vote for this bill.
· Secondly, they are VERY worried here about putting this bill on the floor tomrorow and having it fail during a market session. Secondly, they would also be fearful of having the bill on the floor and then yanking it…during a market session…concerned it would be a repeat of what happened in September, 2008 with the first failed TARP vote.
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