Ahead of vote, Biden dispatched to Hill

With some Democrats blasting the debt-ceiling deal agreed to by leaders and the White House Sunday night, Vice President Biden was set to return to Capitol Hill on Monday to reassure Democrats before they start voting.


The vice president added to his schedule a meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus at 11 a.m. and a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus at noon.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) continued to sum up the feelings of many Democrats on Twitter Monday morning when he repeated his catchy criticism of calling the bill a "sugar-coated Satan sandwich."

After the deal was agreed to Sunday night, senior White House officials downplayed Democratic criticism of the agreement, saying that much of the anger from Democrats was based on inaccurate reporting of the deal on Saturday night.

Those same officials said they were confident that once House Democrats took a closer look at the deal, they would be more comfortable voting for it.