Johnson County Congressman Kevin Yoder says he’ll now vote for House Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan.
Yoder’s office said until this morning he was undecided about whethe or not he would support the plan.
Politico reports a key added element in the Speaker’s bill is a call for a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget.
“Asked how many votes short the party is after a Thursday night that included a series of whipping meetings with top leaders, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said ‘we’ll see where we are after last night.”
Politico’s article also said, “But that conference meeting seemed to put House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) over the top. On Thursday night, as hand trucks of pizzas were being wheeled into McCarthy’s office, he huddled with about a dozen House Republicans — many of whom were in the five-member South Carolina delegation. But in addition, he also chatted with those who eventually flipped their vote, including Garrett and Flake. Reps. Andy Harris (Md.) and Mike Pence (Ind.) were also in the room.
The discussion, according to aides, was how exactly they’d add the balanced budget amendment to the bill. Leadership had already scheduled two balanced budget amendment votes for Friday. As of late Thursday, they were about a half-dozen votes from being able to pass the package.”