Aug 2, 2011

The Hill Whip Count: Pearce, Lujan, Heinrich All Undecided

The Hill - The debt-limit deal announced on Sunday night is expected to attract more than 60 votes in the Senate, but its outlook in the House is much more cloudy. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will need Democratic votes to clear the bill through the lower chamber. How many remains unclear. A total of 216 lawmakers must vote in favor of the package for it to clear the House, and Boehner will need to rely on members from both parties. The following is a rundown of The Hill’s constantly updated whip count. Read full story here: News New Mexico

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