The Schedule for Today’s Expected Heath Care Reform Votes in the House
Here’s the schedule for today’s expected health care reform votes in the House of Representatives. Note that it’s going to be a long, politically dramatic day with expected votes on the “fixes” to the Senate bill, reconciliation and President Barack Obama signing it if it passes. The next step (and resulting drama) will be when the bill goes to the Senate for a vote. Via CBS:
2 p.m.: The House will debate for one hour the rules of debate for the reconciliation bill and the Senate bill.
3 p.m.: The House will vote to end debate and vote on the rules of the debate.
3:15 p.m.: The House will debate the reconciliation package for two hours.
5:15 p.m.: The House will vote on the reconciliation package.
5:30 p.m.: The House will debate for 15 minutes on a Republican substitute and then vote on the substitute.
6 p.m.: The House will vote on the final reconciliation package.
6:15 p.m.: If the reconciliation bill passes, the House will immediately vote on the Senate bill, without debate.