House Minority Whip Roy Blunt is reaching to House Democratic leaders, hoping to reignite talks on the bailout bill.
Aides confirmed that Blunt spoke to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Rep. Barney Frank by phone Monday afternoon after the bailout failed to pass the House.
Aides said Blunt did not discuss specific changes to the bill. However, some Republicans are calling for a change in mark-to-market accounting rules as a possible way to attract GOP support.
“You can’t do things that drive yes votes away, either on our side or the other side,” Blunt told Roll Call.
Blunt also told Roll Call he thought he had 75 votes going on to the House floor before the vote, but they fell well short of that.
“They knew that’s what I thought we had,” he said.
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