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Dems To Boehner: Take It Or Leave It


Under intense pressure from his caucus, Boehner and his leadership team are whipping against the bipartisan, Senate-passed bill, and it's expected to fail on the House floor Monday night. Democrats are seizing political high ground while they can, but it's unclear what happens after tonight's vote -- if Dems hold their ground and try to force Boehner to hold a re-vote, or if they come back to the table.

"[W]hat I'd suggest is he bring it to the floor tonight, he will -- don't twist arms," Schumer said. "Just let the chips fall where they may. Let the members vote their conscience. He'll get just about every Democrat to vote for it, he'll get plenty of Republicans to vote for it, and it'll be off his shoulders."

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