March 25, 2010

NOT AGAIN:

G.O.P. Forces New House Vote on Package of Health Bill Changes (DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR, 3/24/10, NY Times)

With the Senate working through an all-night session on a package of changes to the Democrats’ sweeping health care legislation, Republicans early Thursday morning identified parliamentary problems with at least two provisions that will require the measure to be sent back to the House for yet another vote, once the Senate adopts it.

Senate Democrats had been hoping to defeat all of the amendments proposed by Republicans and to prevail on parliamentary challenges so that they could approve the measure and send it to President Obama for his signature. But the bill must comply with complex budget reconciliation rules, and Republicans identified some flaws.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 25, 2010 5:39 AM
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