McCarthy faces more ‘no’ votes

Debate over the debt ceiling deal moves to the full House on Wednesday, with Republican leadership aiming to ensure the package Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and President Biden finalized over the weekend will pass.

The bill requires a simple majority in the House.

The measure cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday evening when it passed out of the Rules Committee on a 7-6 vote.

With Republican rules requiring a 72-hour reading period for a bill, voting will not begin in the House until Wednesday evening. Only a handful of days remaining until the nation hits the X-date on which it could default, June 5.

The latest:

  • Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he will announce a bipartisan commission that will examine every inch of the budget to find savings.
  • The number of House Republicans who say they will vote against the bill has passed 30. Find the whip list here.
  • Progressive Democrats, including Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Greg Casar, say they will not support the debt limit deal.
  • Presuming the bill passes the House on Wednesday night, it heads to the Senate, where Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have a tall task ahead of him, finding 10-20 Republicans to join him in supporting the bill.

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