The debt ceiling bill moved 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 House has begun debating the rule governing the bill, and some Republican opponents of the legislation are making a last-ditch attempt to derail the measure by pledging to vote “no” on the rule.
That vote is expected at 3:30 p.m., before the House moves on to a final vote around 8:30 p.m. The bill requires a simple majority to pass in the House.
Only a handful of days remaining until the nation hits the X-date on which it could default, June 5.
House Democratic leaders warned it will be up to Republicans to find enough votes to pass the rule governing the debt ceiling increase, a potential headache for Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif).
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.
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