December 9th, 2010
12:45 PM ET
From Dana Bash and Deirdre Walsh, CNN
WASHINGTON (CNN) - House Democrats voted Thursday not to bring up a tax package that President Barack Obama had negotiated with Republicans, raising questions over the president's influence in his own party.
"This message today is very simple. That in the form that it was negotiated, it is not acceptable to the House Democratic caucus," said Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen. "It's as simple as that."
Van Hollen pledged to "work with the White House and our Republican
After the vote, the White House said it remains confident "that the major
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CNN's Ed Henry and John Helton contributed to this report.