GOP Rep. Fleming: Amendment effort is dead, we’re ‘beat’; Update: GOP doom prevails; final passage by 9-10pm?!/dnewhauser/status/286248013188456448

Not good news for fiscal conservatives hoping that House Republicans will amend and send back the massive tax hike/puny spending cut Senate bill.

The GOP are now the 1930’s French. MT @dnewhauser Rep Fleming (La) said sentiment in GOP mtg is to pass senate bill…Realize they’re beat

— TraderRLH (@TraderRLH) January 1, 2013

GOP SENTIMENT: Conserv. Rep. Fleming told a bunch of us he thought sentiment was leaning toward allowing vote on cliff deal w/out amndmnt

— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDCNN) January 1, 2013

MT @sabrinasiddiqui: Rep. Fleming says there IS division btw Boehner/Cantor – Boehner would vote for bill w/o amendment, Cantor wouldn’t.

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) January 1, 2013

Where is your courage? RT @russellberman: Boehner told members “there’s risk” in killing Senate bill by amending it, Fleming said

— Richard Saunders (@organicdemocrat) January 1, 2013

if even the right wingers aren’t on board, then the amendment path fails. Fleming, Labrador, others say they are against it.

— Jonathan Strong (@j_strong) January 1, 2013

Several GOP lawmakers indicated that if their only vote was on the fiscal cliff deal, they would likely vote aye

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) January 1, 2013

@jamiedupree Folding like a lawn chair…#FiscalFail

— Kevin Ryan (@KevinJRyan0) January 1, 2013

Yes, we need to name names:

@jamiedupree start naming them so we can contact and let em know how we feel about that.

— Tom Myrvold (@TomMyrvold) January 1, 2013

We want this member’s name. So voters can get him/her “out of there”…permanently:

but maybe everyone is just ready to go home, doesn’t care. One Mbr told me: “I’m not commenting, I just want to get out of here.”

— Jonathan Strong (@j_strong) January 1, 2013

More from the Washington editor at Bloomberg News:

Rep. Fleming says Boehner will support Senate budget bill without amendments

— Cesca Antonelli (@CescaAntonelli) January 2, 2013

Fleming on spending cuts: “They’re unlikely to take it up. I think it’ll be a waste of time” @rtiron

— Cesca Antonelli (@CescaAntonelli) January 2, 2013

And GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina confirms the cave:

Mick Mulvaney guesseshouse will vote on Senate fiscal cliff aversion without amendment.

— Lauren Michelle Fox(@FoxReports) January 2, 2013

Update: The House officially went into recess at 7:15pm Eastern time. They may be back and up until 2am. Or not.

7:15:35pm – The House recessed. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

— U.S. House Floor (@HouseFloor) January 2, 2013

Most members I’ve spoken to don’t think there are 217 #GOP votes for amended #fiscalcliff bill being whipped. We’ll see.

— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) January 1, 2013

Most members I’ve spoken to don’t think there are 217 #GOP votes for amended #fiscalcliff bill being whipped. We’ll see.

— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) January 1, 2013

Update: Yet more word from another GOP congressman that the House will swallow the crap sandwich without amendments:

Rep. Murphy (R-PA) states on CNN that up or down vote on Senate bill as written will take place tonight in House w/o amendments

— Charles Jeter (@Jeter4NC92) January 2, 2013

. @reptimmurphy on CNN predicting House will pass the Senate #fiscalcliff plan w/o amendments. @wpxi @wjactv

— Patrick Terpstra (@PatrickTerpstra) January 2, 2013

…and another GOP source signals defeat on the amendment effort:

House GOP source: “Hearing only vote tonight on fiscal cliff will be up or down vote on the Senate bill.” Which would mean no amendment vote

— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) January 2, 2013


#FiscalCliff: House Repubs are in triage mode now. Leadership will clear some locally vulnerable members to vote yay to amend & nay on bill.

— Dan Alpert (@DanielAlpert) January 2, 2013

Awww. They’re “tired.”

GOP House aide predicting passage of Senate bill: “Members seem tired and ready to go home.”

— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) January 2, 2013

Put a fork in it:

GOP leadership aide tells me they will vote on the Clean Senate-passed #FiscalCliff deal. Not amending the bill w/ more spending cuts.

— John R Parkinson (@jparkABC) January 2, 2013

House will vote on Senate passed #fiscalcliff deal, no changes. Final passage could happen around 10p, per @jparkabc.

— Karen Travers (@karentravers) January 2, 2013

House will vote on Senate bill on the #fiscalcliff without amendments at 9 p.m. ET, GOP aide

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 2, 2013

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