Thirty-three House Democrats broke with their party Thursday on a key test vote on a bill that would extend only some of the expiring Bush era tax cuts.

The House narrowly passed debate rules on the proposal 213-203. The vote allows the House to move to debate and a vote on final passage to extend only the Bush tax cuts for the middle-class, letting end the cuts for high income earners. 

House Republicans -- who want all the cuts extended permanently -- framed the vote on the rule as a vote to raise taxes on small-businesses.

"On the floor right now, we are debating the Rule for House Democrats’ bill to allow a massive tax hike to hit American families and small businesses at the end of this month," Michael Steel, a top spokesman for Speaker-designate John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRestoring fiscal sanity requires bipartisan courage GOP congressman slams primary rival for Ryan donations Speculation swirls about Kevin McCarthy’s future MORE (R-Ohio), wrote in an e-mail to reporters. "Voting for this rule is, in effect, a vote to raise taxes and destroy jobs, and yet another sign that Washington Democrats just don’t get it."

The vote comes as White House negotiators continue to meet with leaders from both political parties in Congress to reach a compromise on the expiring tax cuts. BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRestoring fiscal sanity requires bipartisan courage GOP congressman slams primary rival for Ryan donations Speculation swirls about Kevin McCarthy’s future MORE this week accused Democrats of undermining those negotiations with Thursday's vote. 

The vast majority of Democrats who voted with the GOP were centrist Blue Dog Democrats, many of whom were defeated on Election Day.

Even if it passes the House, Republican Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyTrump gets recommendation for steep curbs on imported steel, risking trade war Business groups pressing for repeal of ObamaCare employer mandate Watchdog: IRS issued bonuses to employees with conduct issues MORE (Texas) said Thursday on Fox Business Network, the plan is "dead on arrival in the Senate." 

Here is a list of House Democrats who voted against their party:

Rep. John Adler (N.J.)
Rep. Jason Altmire (Pa.)
Rep. Brian Baird (Wash.)
Rep. Melissa Bean (Ill.)
Rep. Marion Berry (Ark.)
Rep. Dan Boren (Okla.)
Rep. Allen Boyd (Fla.)
Rep. Bobby Bright (Ala.)
Rep. Ben Chandler (Ky.)
Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyFlorida students turn to activism in wake of shooting House Dem joins protest at NRA headquarters following Florida school shooting Trump budget threatens local transit projects MORE (Va.)
Rep. Jim Cooper (Tenn.)
Rep. Jim Costa (Calif.)
Rep. Jerry Costello (Ill.)
Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (Pa.)
Rep. Artur Davis (Ala.)
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (Ind.)
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (S.D.)
Rep. Jim Himes (Conn.)
Rep. Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickGold Star father attacked by Trump steps up role in Dem primaries House Dems highlight promising new candidates Vulnerable House incumbents build up war chests MORE (Ariz.)
Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.)
Rep. Jim Marshall (Ga.)
Rep. Jim MathesonJames (Jim) David MathesonTrump's budget targets affordable, reliable power Work begins on T infrastructure plan New president, new Congress, new opportunity MORE (Utah)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (N.C.)
Rep. Walt Minnick (Idaho)
Rep. Harry Mitchell (Ariz.)
Rep. Jim MoranJames (Jim) Patrick MoranDems face close polls in must-win Virginia Billionaire Trump donor hires lobbyists to help vets Lawmakers: Chaffetz has a point on housing stipend MORE (Va.)
Rep. Tom Perriello (Va.)
Rep. Gary Peters (Mich.)
Rep. Collin Peterson (Minn.)
Rep. Earl Pomeroy (N.D.)
Rep. Mike Ross (Ark.)
Rep. Heath Shuler (N.C.)
Rep. Zack Space (Ohio)

This post was updated at 12:55 p.m.