Obama might echo Pelosi's call for House vote on Senate bill

Congressional Democrats are working closely with the White House to corner House Republicans into an up-or-down vote on the Senate-passed "fiscal cliff" bill, according to a Democratic source.

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If House Republicans seek to amend the Senate measure, Democrats on Capitol Hill would like to see President Obama call for a roll-call vote on the bill that passed 89-8. Obama has endorsed that measure.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) demanded such a House vote on Tuesday, but it remains unclear if GOP leaders will allow it.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) told The Hill that few if any House Republicans would back the Senate legislation.

House Republicans are huddling Tuesday evening to discuss their next step on the fiscal cliff.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has repeatedly called on Obama to send a fiscal-cliff plan to Congress that can pass the House and the Senate.