Vote Looms

by Daniel Foster

The House is expected to vote between 6:05 and 6:10 on the redesigned Boehner plan. We’re hearing there will still be between 10-20 Republican “no” votes.

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) just wrapped up a rare floor speech urging passage of the plan. “I stuck my neck out a mile to try to get an agreement with the president of the United States” to no avail, Boehner said to a smattering of boos from Democrats. His remarks that reached a fiery crescendo when he condemned the White House for refusing to put a plan on paper. “Put something on the table! Tell us where you are!”

In closing Boehner said his plan represents the best chance to “end this crisis now.”

UPDATE: Boehner just passed 218-210. Down to the wire, there were five Republicans not voting. When it was clear the bill would pass two voted “No” with about ten seconds left on the clock.

Here are the Nos from the GOP:

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