A 24 hour delay, and the revival of Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) debt limit plan in the House have changed the legislative calculus in Congress, and now Senate Democrats are piecing together how to move forward if Boehner prevails Thursday evening.
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"It appears quite clear that Boehner -- a favor was done by CBO for him yesterday because his bill was doomed to failure," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters Wednesday. "And he can juggle things around, and had a caucus today, and he may get it passed, but it doesn't matter. That is a flawed piece of legislation."
Reid says Democrats will decide precisely how to proceed once the gavel comes down on Boehner's vote. House Democrats are expected to oppose that bill unanimously, making Boehner's margin for error very thin -- but momentum within his caucus is in his favor with just over 24 hours before that vote.