July 28, 2011

The Politico is reporting that voting on Boehner's Debt Ceiling Bill called the 'Budget Control Act' has been delayed. No more news has come out so far...Chuck Todd tweets: They ACTUALLY are now moving to the business of naming post offices. You can't make it up

The Politico has more:

House Republican leaders delayed a vote on Speaker John Boehner’s debt limit bill Thursday evening, sparking a series of emergency meetings and arm twisting as the fate of a trillion dollar deficit package hung in limbo.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) office says the vote will still be held Thursday night, but the delay is an indication the votes aren’t totally locked down for passage. For hours, Boehner has been engaged in intense one-on-one meetings with Republicans in an effort to win today’s fight. Still lacking the votes at 9 p.m., Republicans were considering sending their bill back to the Rules Committee for minor tweaks to win more votes.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, a conservative Texas Republican, emerged from Boehner’s suite of offices Thursday evening — which include Cantor’s space — and said he is a “bloody, beaten-down no.”

UPDATE: The Ed Schultz Show and MSNBC are reporting that per the Republican House Whip Kevin McCarthy, there will be no vote on Speaker Boehner's bill tonight.

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