House Cliff Vote: 3-1 and Counting — Most Democrats Ready to Go

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 1, 2013, to a Democratic caucus meeting with Vice President Joe Biden.

Updated at 12:50 pm EST

It could be a long afternoon.

About 150 Democrats will support the Senate-passed fiscal cliff bill, assuming “we’ll have enough Republicans to pass this thing,” Rep. Norm Dicks, a Washington Democrat says. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a South Florida Democrat and chairman of the national party, says the bill will pass with an “overwhelming majority of Democratic

Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican, calls it “a very good deal,” and says the House should take it.

That’s the word from morning appearances on MSNBC.

This is the early word from the House floor: Where Rep. Mo Brooks of Arkansas says he will vote no if the House leadership takes that bill to the floor today.

The House’s Republicans will confer at 1 pm.

Peter Cook, Nick Johnston and Roger Runningen contributed. 

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