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Dems more confident on energy bill

From NBC's Mike Viqueira

The debate on the energy bill is wrapping up. It's going to be close, but House Democratic leaders are now slightly more confident that they can pass the measure.

Evidence that the high pressure whip effort by President Obama and Democratic leaders is paying dividends. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), who had taken the floor just this morning to disparage the bill in no uncertain terms and who later voted against the procedural measure to bring it to the floor, has now changed his mind.

Doggett took to the floor moments ago and said he will support it.