Republicans are seven votes away from "bringing down" the climate change bill favored by Democrats and scheduled for a vote Friday, Rep. Michael BurgessMichael Clifton BurgessDems push for hearing on funding gun violence research 30 million people will experience eating disorders — the CDC needs to help Puerto Rico Rep.: Budget deal will fully fund Puerto Rico Medicaid for two years MORE (R-Texas) claimed this afternoon.

Citing the 217-205 rules vote on the bill earlier in the morning, Burgess tweeted from the Hill that Republicans were close to downing the legislation, a top priority of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and President Obama.

Burgess tweeted Friday:
No R's voted in favor of the rule. 30 Dems voted no. We are 7 votes away from bringing this down.


Indeed, no Republican voted for the rules, and three lawmakers -- Reps. John Culberson (Texas), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan Congress punts fight over Dreamers to March Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election MORE (Ariz.) and John Sullivan (Okla.) -- missed the vote.

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room.