Dreier says McConnell asked House to vote on Reid bill

However, he said Senate Republicans continue to ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to bring up his plan, and yet Reid has so far not brought it up for a vote.

"Senator McConnell, having made the request now at least twice in the other body to have it brought up, asked us to raise this measure here, and that's exactly what we are doing," Dreier said.

"Since Senator Reid happens to believe that his measure is the only one that can pass both houses of Congress, we are going to let him know when we defeat it here in the House of Representatives, that it is not the plan that can gain broad support in the House and the Senate."

Today's House vote is expected to result in the rejection of Reid's proposal, in part because Republicans brought up the bill under a suspension of House rules. That requires a two-thirds majority vote, impossible given the Republican majority.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said the Republicans are setting up the vote to fail, and said even House Speaker John Boehner's plan approved Friday night would not have passed under a suspension of the rules. Boehner's plan was approved in a 218-210 vote.

"This process has become a joke," McGovern said. "It's a disgrace. It's an insult to the Ameican people."

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