The Senate has just open for business this Saturday morning to consider the motion to proceed that would require 60 votes to pass, and thus allow the 2,074-page health care bill to get to the floor. There will be 10 hours of debate, followed by a vote at 8 p.m. So far, we don’t know what the outcome will be, becuase Democratic Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mary Landrieu have not announced their intentions.
Here’s the debating schedule that Harry Reid announced this morning:
10 am-6pm: Each party controling alternating hours, with Democrats controlling the first hour.
6-6:30 p.m. Democrats’ time.
6:30-7:15 p.m. Republicans’ time.
7:15-7:30 p.m. Democrats’ time.
7:30-8 p.m. Time controlled by leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell.
8 p.m. Roll call vote on the motion to proceed.
The proceedings are being broadcast on CSPAN-2. I’ll be updating this blog with breaking news or other items I find interesting and amusing. If you want more blow-by-blow reaction, you can follow me on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/philipaklein .
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