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Pelosi undecided on budget vote

Republican PartyNancy PelosiWhite HouseJohn Boehner

With hours to go before the House is scheduled to vote on the $38 billion spending package engineered by the White House and GOP leadership, at least one leading Democrat was still weighing whether to go along with the deal: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco.)

Pelosi was struggling Thursday between acceding to unpopular spending cuts and wanting to keep the government running.

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) may need Democratic votes to pass the bill that falls short of the deep reductions for fiscal 2011 sought by his conservative rank-and-file.

Plenty of Republicans were also weighing their decisions until the final moments, and Pelosi not pressing her caucus to vote any specific way.

lisa.mascaro@latimes.com

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