First Read - House Dem Caucus votes to reject tax compromise From NBC's Luke Russert In a non-binding vote Thursday, the House Democratic Caucus voted to reject the president's tax compromise. This is significant in the sense that it shows how many House Democrats are angry about the compromise with Republicans to temporarily extend the cuts for the highest earners, but it is not binding in regards to legislation that goes to the floor. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, who controls how legislation comes to the House floor, said on Morning Joe today that Democrats need to back the President's deal. But sources tell NBC News that with enough GOP support, there are enough moderate Democrats and rank and file Democrats to reach 218 in the House. so does this mean that the dem party is saying no to it's leader? This was the first public comprimise and the dems in Congress are pissed? *sigh* So much for bipartisanly fucking us all over at the same time. This is going to end badly for all of us.