South Florida Lawmakers Split Down Party Lines On Boehner Plan

Published On: Oct 12 2011 04:14:09 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 28 2011 07:43:52 AM EDT
WASHINGTON -

The House is expected to vote Thursday on House Speaker John Boehner's plan to cut spending and raise the debt ceiling before the Aug. 2 deadline.

The White House is threatening a veto if the legislation passes, and the bill is creating tensions within his own party.

South Florida lawmakers are expected to vote along party lines.

Democrats Ted Deutch, Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Frederica Wilson said they will vote "no" on the Boehner plan.

Republicans Mario Diaz-Balart, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, David Rivera and Allen West said they will all vote "yes."

If passed, Boehner's plan is not expected to pass the Senate.

Meantime, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid also has a plan that could eventually come up for a vote. Democrat Bill Nelson said he will vote "yes," while Republican Marco Rubio will vote "no."

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