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Via Think Progress, an alert sent to Members of Congress a short time ago (my emphasis):
**Members are advised that the House GOP Leadership has postponed the votes on the motion to recommit and final passage of S. 627 – Speaker Boehner’s Short Term Default Act (amending the Faster FOIA Act of 2011). Following general debate on S. 627, the House will consider the eight bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.

Republicans say the vote will still be held tonight, despite the postponement. Presumably, Boehner still doesn't think he has enough votes lined up to pass his bill, something Think Progress has been reporting all day long. According to their latest tally, 26 House Republicans have said they will oppose his bill, enough to kill it.

2:51 PM PT: From a CBS News producer:

Rep. Gohmert, a no, just walked into Boehner's office. Said he was called to the principal's office.

3:01 PM PT: Reid's office:

Reid's spox > RT @AJentleson: The Senate stands ready to defeat the Boehner plan whenever House Republicans can get their act together.

3:04 PM PT: CNN steps out on a limb: "It appears" Boehner doesn't have the votes. Says it's not clear when the vote will take place.

3:05 PM PT: You know how Boehner says his plan is bipartisan? Well, as they used to say about health care reform, the only thing that seems bipartisan about this plan is the opposition to it.

3:08 PM PT: Jamie Dupree tweets Rep. Bill Posey said Boehner is leaning on him, but that Posey is not decided oven way or another. That's interesting because Posey isn't on Think Progress's no list.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 02:44 PM PDT.

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