Reid Bill voted down in House, 173-246.

It needed a 2/3rd majority to pass: it didn’t get a simple majority. Final total coming up.

UPDATE: Yeas 173, Nays 246. No Republicans voted Yea ([UPDATE]: Although two originally voted yea, apparently).

FURTHER UPDATE: For those trying to keep track, this was the Reid bill that played some extremely fast-and-loose scoring games in order to try to make it look like a fiscally responsible piece of legislation.  It not only sparked Paul Ryan’s soon-to-be-infamous ‘moon covered in yoghurt‘ comparison; it also attempted to re-institute (translation: ‘sneak in’) some draconian tax hikes.  It’s going to be an open question now whether Harry Reid should even bother trying to pass it in the Senate tonight, seeing as the House has made it clear that it won’t pass and forty-three Republican Senators have made it equally clear that he won’t make sixty on a cloture vote.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

1 Comment

  • Spiral says:


    Now it’s going to get very interesting. My guess is that we might end up with Plan C, the Francis Cianfrocca plan. A clean monthly extension of the debt ceiling until the November 2012 elections.

    P.S. I got banned at RedState due to a comment I made regarding the rumored redistricting of Ohio and how this would impact Rep Jim Jordan. I didn’t overtly endorse carving up Jordan’s district. However, I mention that it wasn’t surprising that Speaker Boehner’s allies in the Ohio legislature might not like Jordan’s “independence” from the rest of the House GOP caucus on an important vote. I would be willing to retract my comment regarding that issue. If I had been forewarned that such a comment would get me banned, I wouldn’t have made it.

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