Reid Bill Fails in Symbolic House Vote

The House Saturday easily rejected Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid‘s debt limit plan, the latest in an ongoing series of purely political votes both chambers have taken.

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The 246-173 defeat, with 11 Democrats voting against the Nevada Democrat’s bill — which included most of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s (Ky.) Plan B proposal — was not unexpected.

Both chambers have taken symbolic votes defeating the other’s proposal, although in this case the House actually voted to defeat the bill before the Senate had even taken it up.

Senate Republicans are filibustering Reid’s bill, and are expected to defeat it during a vote scheduled for 1 a.m. Sunday. But House Republicans — hoping to make a political point that the Reid plan is unworkable — opted to take up the measure before that.

Read the complete story at  Reid Bill Fails in Symbolic Vote : Roll Call News.

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