Washington (CNN) - A Democratic official involved in the effort to secure the votes in the House and Senate for the debt deal says there is more concern about the vote tally in the House than the Senate, where it looks like it will get the 60 votes needed without much drama.
In the House, Democrats who favor the deal are concerned about a very close vote – maybe a squeaker.
Vice President Joe Biden will meet with the House Democratic caucus at noon to answer questions, soothe concerns, and help shore up reluctant Democrats.
Even though Biden is coming over to meet with Democrats and has planned to come out to the media stakeout afterwards, it's unclear from Democratic aides at this point how many of the Democratic leaders, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, will stand with Biden and say they will support the bill.
Meantime, Boehner just met with House GOP whip team. Rep Tom Cole of Oklahoma, a member of the team, predicted after the meeting a "strong vote" from Republicans.