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Whip Count: House and Senate budgets


By The Hill staff - 03/12/13 12:54 PM ET


House and Senate leaders on both sides of the Capitol are looking to minimize defections to pass their respective budget resolutions.


In order to pass their first budget resolution in four years, Senate Democrats can only afford five defections — assuming all Republicans vote “no.”



If all House members vote and the House Democratic Caucus is unified against Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his lieutenants must limit defections to Scissors-32x32.png


LAST UPDATED on 3/12/13 at 1:35 p.m.

RECENT UPDATES: Reps. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), Sam Graves (R-Mo.), Tom Price (R-Ga.), Scott Garrett (R-N.J.), John Campbell (R-Calif.), Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.)

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