Update II: At the end of the 15 minute procedural vote, Republicans are 144 Yea-0 Nay, Democrats are 4 Yea-82 Nay. Gregg Sargent indicated Democratic leadership weren’t whipping, so it appears that they are forcing the Republicans to pass this. Democratic Yeas are hanging back until the Republicans put this over the top.  Total: 157 yea, 82 Nay.  Not enough to pass it. They will have to keep the vote open past the 15 minutes.

Update: They’ve moved the vote once again and the House is voting on the rule right now on CSPAN. If the Rule passes they will go straight to the vote on the bill.

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Confirmed Yes Confirmed No
Rob Andrews (D) 

Jim Cooper (D)

Chakah Fattah (D)

Kathy Hochul (D)

Peter Roskam (R)

Kurt Schrader (D)

Debbie Wasserman- Schultz (D)

Allen West (R)

Michelle Bachman (R) 

Jason Chaffetz (R)

Emanuel Cleaver (D)

Elliot Engle (D)

Raul Grijalva (D)

Jesse Jackson Jr. (D)

Barbara Lee (D)

Steve King (R)

Connie Mack (R)

Jerrold Nadler (D)

Steny Hoyer says Republicans would need to deliver at least 150 votes, meaning Democrats must cough up 66.

Eliot Engel (D-NY) – “This is not what I came to Congress for,” said Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., who will vote against the debt ceiling deal. “I do not feel confident that this is going to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and down the line Social Security, I think we’re playing with fire here. “ Engel, a liberal lawmaker, said he expected a minority of his Caucus to support it. “I think most House Democrats will not support the deal.”

Steve King (R-IA) told MSNBC he would vote no. A member of the Tea Party caucus.

Jim Cooper (D-TN) tells Massacio that “He is a yes on the debt ceiling. He understands that there will be cuts to Social Security and Medicare and that is fine with him.”

Peter Roskam (R-IL)  Jeff (intern) says “the Congressman has not told his staff his decision, but supported the Boehner plan; so they are assuming he will support this bill and vote yes for it as well.” We’re putting him in the “yes” column.

Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) – Will vote no.

Joe Walsh (R-IL) – Will vote no.

Chakah Fatah (D-PA) Will vote yes.

John Lewis says constituent mail is running 8-1 against.

Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)  - Will vote no.

Steve Cohen (D-TN) is “torn between conscience vs. supporting the Prez.”

Kathy Hochul (D-NY) – After beating her opponent like a drum over supporting Medicare cuts, Hochul will vote for the Catfood Commission tasked with — cutting Medicare

Rob Andrews (D-NJ) – Just said in the caucus meeting he would vote for the bill.

Mike Doyle, Michael Capuano, Gary Ackerman, Larsen, DeLauro, Rangel all trashed the bill in the caucus meeting.

Doris Matsui (D-CA) – She is evaluating. I explained the “two santa clause & Jude Wanniski / two Santa claus, also Paul Weirich & voter suppression. The office person was clueless, this gives no hope. 202-225-7163

Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) – “Well, I told Cummings’ staff, with whom I speak regularly, that (1) he should SUPPORT the compromise and (2) I ran down a long list of cover for him. I’m progressive as hell, but I’ll be damned if I’ll ever behave EXACTLY as we decry the Tea idiots. SHAME ON YOU!”  202-225-4741

Steny Hoyer (D-MD) – “I was told that my message would be passed on to Mr Hoyer. They also asked for my name and address.” 202-225-4131

Chellie Pingree (D-ME) – “She hasn’t made up her mind yet.” 202-225-6116

John D. Dingell (D-MI) – “Yes, I told the assistant I demand Rep Dingle votes NO! I didn’t ask how he was going to vote.” 202-225-4071

John D. Dingell (D-MI) – “I could not get anything beyond “Still listening to people calling.” He’ll cave, he always does. Also called Stabenow: Non-committal (she’ll vote for it – I’ve seen it before). Levin: Probably won’t support (but we’ll see I think its good cop/bad cop with Stabenow).” 202-225-4071

Kurt Schrader (D-OR) – “Didn’t say whether he’d support it or not. Told them we would not support him if he did.” 202-225-5711

David Price (D-NC) – “Told his staff that if he voted for this bill, that I would never vote for him, give him money, or cast a vote for any other Democrat again. Told them I was sick of this theater that’s been going on in Washington, where the most vulnerable continue to be targeted, and the wealthiest citizens and corporations continue to get free rides, and are asked to contribute nothing to the mess they created. Told them “If this passes, I’m done forever as a Democrat. I don’t know what Democrats stand for anymore.” She asked for my full name, zip, and promised to tell him everything I said.” 202-225-1784

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