Diary

The House votes on the Financial Markets Plan

I’m watching live on C-SPAN as the vote happens. I watched as the votes came in, expecting that the yeas and nays would come in lockstep with bare passage the result of careful whipping.

But no, we finally got down to a single Republican NV, 209-228 the result against. But even as members shout for the House to come to order, the vote is held open.

Now is the time for arm twisting, and in the last 10 minutes two arms have been twisted, and the vote currently (1:58pm Eastern) stands at 207-226, with 141 Democrats and 66 Republicans in favor.

Call this an Open Thread.

[Update]: At 2:05 Eastern the gavel came down. After some confused talk about a motion to reconsider, the bill fails.