House Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, told reporters there would be no vote tonight. The House Rules Committee will meet at 11 PM to discuss changes to House Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling bill.
Boehner’s debt ceiling plan appeared to be poised for passage in the House by early Thursday evening. A number of freshman GOP’ers came out on the House triangle in the afternoon to show support for House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican.
However, by later afternoon, a number of fence sitter’s began to break away from the Boehner’s debt ceiling plan. Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, planned on voting against the Boehner bill and other conservative members followed suit.
However, Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican, remains confident Mr. Boehner will find enough votes to pass his bill by this evening, telling me: “I think we will vote on this later tonight and I think it will pass.”
Update 1 - Rep. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, remains against the Boehner bill.
Update 2 - Rep. Dan Webster supports the Boehner bill.