Speaker of the House John Boehner (R–OH) told members of his own conference on Thursday night that there were not enough votes among the party that would support passage of Boehner’s tax proposal known as “Plan B.”

Boehner’s office released the following statement:

“The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff. The House has already passed legislation to stop all of the January 1 tax rate increases and replace the sequester with responsible spending cuts that will begin to address our nation’s crippling debt. The Senate must now act.”

“I’m very excited. We defeated Plan B and, hopefully, we’ll come back with a reasonable Republican plan after Christmas,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R–KS) told Breitbart News.

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