A few Democrats may back Boehner debt plan: Hoyer

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Posted: Jul 26, 2011 11:28 AM
A few Democrats may back Boehner debt plan: Hoyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief Democratic vote counter in the House of Representatives said on Tuesday that a few members of his party may back a budget plan developed by House Speaker John Boehner.

"Maybe a few" Democrats will back the Republican plan, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said at a news conference. That would boost the bill's chances in what is expected to be a close vote on Wednesday.

Hoyer declined to say whether more than five Democrats would vote for the bill.

(Reporting by Deborah Charles and Andy Sullivan; editing by Jackie Frank)