McCarthy Has Just 1 Vote Edge In Today’s First Test Of White House-GOP Debt Agreement

  • Congressional GOP leaders are pressing ahead with plans for a House vote Wednesday on the debt ceiling deal, in the face of opposition from conservatives who say the deal does not cut spending enough to justify extending the government’s borrowing limit.
  • A key early test will come Tuesday afternoon, when the House Rules Committee is set to vote on the rule governing debate over the measure. GOP opponents are on that panel.
  • McCarthy could afford defections but would have only one vote to spare, assuming the panel’s four Democrats all vote against the rule.
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