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Boehner Delaying Vote on Republican Debt Plan

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is delaying the House vote on his plan to cut the deficit, Republican and Democratic sources told National Journal on Thursday. Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office said the vote would still take place later in the evening.

A Democratic source said only that Boehner was pushing back the vote. A senior Republican source said the House speaker, who was facing opposition in his caucus, had "delayed" the vote.


“The vote will be this evening,” said a spokesman for Cantor’s office.

Boehner's plan would reduce the deficit by $915 billion over 10 years and increase the federal debt ceiling by $900 billion. The bill would allow for an additional $1.5 trillion increase in the debt ceiling early next year contingent on Congress enacting further deficit reductions.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this dispatch incorrectly characterized how much the federal debt ceiling would be raised. The amount should be $900 billion.




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