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WHIP COUNT: Debt-limit bill appears to have the votes to clear Congress

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 John Andrew Boehner ... read more

Do Senate Republicans have the votes to pass their tax bill?

(It's likely all 48 Senate Democrats will vote against the tax bill.) That means Republicans can only afford two defections. While some senators who opposed the bill are starting to warm to it thanks ... read more


He added that the ultimate solution to raising the debt limit ... vote on the Boehner plan today. Republican leadership will use the opportunity to again push GOP freshman to back the bill. They will ... read more

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Is another government shutdown debt limit crisis likely?

There are increasing sings that if some political players have miscalculated there could be another government shutdown. And there are rumblings that another debt limit ... appear to be the 60 votes ... read more

Obamacare Fixes Depend on Tax Bill Whip Count

Susan Collins’s vote to get the final tax package passed ... And whether or not House leadership ends up putting a spending bill with the Obamacare fixes on the floor, Ryan appears to have distanced ... read more

WHIP COUNT: Budget deal appears to have votes to pass Congress

to avert a government shutdown appears to have the votes to clear the House and Senate. Votes are expected in both chambers on Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT While there will be defections on the right and ... read more

US debt limit deal - as it happened

1.54pm: Yikes: Nate Silver has just tweeted: My latest extrapolation from @thehill's whip count: R's approve 153-87, D's against 59-132, bill ... Congress tonight. 7.40pm: That's it for this evening: ... read more

Fate of Obamacare repeal uncertain in Senate

Mitch McConnell’s current whip count ... appears that only the canny Kentucky Republican has any inkling of what will transpire next week. With a razor-thin margin, McConnell can afford to lose only ... read more

‘You Deserve to Know Where Your Member Stands on Infanticide’: GOP Leaders Aim to Force Born Alive Bill Vote

On more than 20 occasions, House Republicans have called ... but rather it is a vote to allow the bill to proceed to the floor for debate. According to a report by the Washington Examiner, Majority ... read more

Where the Republican health care bill stands right now

By the latest count, the bill was facing tough ... voted on shortly before final passage. But it was clear Thursday that Republicans didn’t have the votes to pass the bill. On the one hand, the bill ... read more

Senate leaders race to draft debt-limit bill after House effort collapses

A campaign to persuade House Republicans to lift the federal debt limit collapsed in humiliating failure Tuesday, leaving Washington careering toward a critical deadline just two days away, with no ... read more


The bill also calls on Congress to vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution — which is certain to fail to reach the required two-thirds majority in both chambers. The Senate will take ... read more

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