House vote on Boehner debt ceiling plan postponed
July 26th, 2011
08:32 PM ET
12 years ago

House vote on Boehner debt ceiling plan postponed

(CNN)–A Congressional source confirms to CNN the vote expected tomorrow in the Boehner debt ceiling proposal has been postponed. A Republican aide tells CNN the there would be no vote until Thursday at the earliest.

CNN's Xuan Thai contributed to this report.

Filed under: Debt • Deficit
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  1. Bridgette

    This is all about election time. That is why they want to do a two part deal where six months from now they will have to deal with this again. Boehner is definatley not making the decisions he is just following what he is being told to do. All of them that took an oath to someone else should be fired.

    July 26, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Boehner's plan doesn't have the votes. He's screwed because it doesn't go far enough to the right for many. He should have taken the Obama ideas and gone with those. That might have gotten enough Democrats and Republicans to pass the House and Senate. This is just another problem that the GOP has.

    July 26, 2011 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  3. Michael Etheridge

    This just keeps getting worse! They say they are listening to the folks that sent them to Washington as each day they do not acheive an agreement everyone's 401k and other pension plans take a beating in the market. Why do they not just raise the limit and then go to work like they were elected to do to solve the nation's problems. Now it seems they have made such a big deal of this our rating will change no matter what they do. I think we should take notes and everyone that is up for re-election in 2012 we make sure they are defeated. Then do the same in. 2014 until politicians go to work and quit making speeches to hear themselves talk.

    July 26, 2011 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |

    Any man can start a war, but it takes a great man to stop a war. Reid's plan calls for savings by winding down our wars. Some people want to fight these wars for the next hundred years. Both wars were meant to be won quick like the first gulf war, so we wouldn't get bogged down. Now we changed strategy, and are bogged down wasting blood and treasure.

    July 26, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  5. John

    That the Republican for you, wasting time on something they know will not pass ,and time Is what America doesn't have much let. the Republican and the Tea party is out to ruin America will and this wasting time. Why don't they just Compromise and get a deal done anyway. the Republican will Compromise on a deal to get this done the wouldn't need the Tea Party any way. I don't think the tea Party Is going to be around much longer any way.

    July 26, 2011 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  6. McCain-in-4

    Yeah, riight. This has all the fumble-fingered signs of running out the clock to force a political agenda. Sorry, not political – this is purely a social agenda. Starve "big" government either by hook or by crook. I'm sure debt defaults would serve their clientele immensely.

    July 27, 2011 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  7. Brian Dodge

    Wait til the last minute to introduce your bill that's supposed to cut spending more than raising the debt ceiling, leaving almost no time to fix it when you get the math wrong.
    Smooth. Really smooth.

    July 27, 2011 05:35 am at 5:35 am |
  8. Rob R

    HA! CBO says Boehner's bill doesn't save as much as he thought, and his precious tea party fascists are causing a mutiny. Now, I do not want the country to default, but if it did, it might be a good thing in the long run as it might finally wake people up to realize how dangerous these people are. When we stop listening to economists and start listening to nutjobs – this is how we end up in the position we are in.

    July 27, 2011 06:20 am at 6:20 am |