House won't vote tonight on debt ceiling

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Posted: Jul 28, 2011 10:42 PM
House won't vote tonight on debt ceiling

House Republican leaders have abandoned plans for a vote Thursday night on raising the debt ceiling.

The leaders spent much of the day trying to persuade numerous Republicans to support a bill drawn up by Speaker John Boehner. They halted consideration of the bill just as debate was ending in an effort to find more votes for it.

Democratic leaders had said no one in their party intended to support the measure.