House Vote Set For 8:30 P.M. Tonight

  • Republicans are still holding round-the-clock meetings as they try to drive up the number of GOP votes expected on the debt package, H.R. 3746 (118), later Wednesday. More than 30 GOP lawmakers, including some of Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s most vocal critics, have publicly said they intend to vote against the deal, while dozens of others remain undecided.
  • McCarthy declined to discuss the whip count on Wednesday but downplayed signs of divisions within his own ranks.
  • “You know what matters is it’s going to become law. … Everybody has a right to their own opinion. But on history, I’d want to be here with this bill today,” McCarthy said.
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