Boehner Plan Gets Tense Vote Today in House

By: Thursday July 28, 2011 7:30 am

John Boehner gets a major test of his leadership today when his plan to increase the debt limit gets a vote in the House. I think he’ll pass, as he’s designed the test and can give out the answer sheets, to use a pretty poor metaphor. I don’t believe Boehner would allow this up for a vote if he weren’t confident of passage, though he has been burned before. He can afford at least 23 defections. House Democrats say they won’t offer one vote for the package, but on Cut Cap and Balance, Republicans drew 5 Democratic votes. The Hill’s whip count lists 22 no or lean-no Republican votes. I imagine it will sneak by.


Reid Commits to Vote on Several Matters, Unclear on Timing

By: Thursday December 16, 2010 2:45 pm

Harry Reid spoke about votes expected in the remainder of the lame duck session. He cited START, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the DREAM Act, the 9-11 health care bill and possibly votes on judicial nominations if an agreement wasn’t reached to move them in a block. As for when, he simply committed to votes on those issues “before this Congress ends,” not before Christmas.

FDL’s Election Projection Challenge: Place Your Bets

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 10:09 am

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# of seats in House Democratic caucus
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# of seats in Senate Democratic caucus
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