House may vote on Boehner debt bill near 6 p.m. EDT

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Posted: Jul 28, 2011 10:09 AM
House may vote on Boehner debt bill near 6 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives is tentatively scheduled to vote between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m EDT on Thursday on a proposal to cut the deficit and raise the debt limit by $900 billion, a congressional aide said.

The proposal by House Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in Congress, is seen facing a close vote and its chances appear too close to call despite his fierce lobbying efforts over the past few days.

Aides said the scheduled vote time was subject to change.

(Reporting by Deborah Charles)