Updated 11:37 a.m. Tuesday
As the government shutdown continues, some House Republicans say they would vote for a so-called “clean” continuing resolution — as the Senate has already passed — to end the shutdown.
That number is now at about the level (21) that would be needed to pass a “clean” CR out of the House. That’s because all 200 Democrats support a clean CR, and 217 votes are needed to pass it.
(Boehner has yet to allow a vote on it and may not because the vote violates the “Hastert Rule” — i.e. doesn’t have the support of a majority of Republicans. But as support in the House grows, Democrats will increase pressure on Boehner to do just that.)
As more Republicans and Democrats jump on — or off — board, we’ll be keeping tabs on who is calling for a “clean CR.” So check back often and click refresh.