Despite a days-long push to force their conservative members into line, and sneak Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) debt limit bill through the House of Representatives, GOP leadership has postponed a scheduled vote on the legislation — a sign that their efforts have thus far failed.
This evening, members were alerted that Boehner and his leadership team were delaying the vote, which had been scheduled for 6 p.m.
“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),” reads a notice from Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) office to his whip team.
The measure could still come up for a vote late Thursday, but not until the House holds a series of back to back votes on unrelated issues.
The announcement landed well after U.S. markets closed.