The House debate on passage of health care legislation is underway. Right now, Rep. Paul Ryan is presenting a point of order, speaking about the unfunded mandates on states, businesses and indivudals as well as the fiscal consequences of this legislation.
A series of votes are scheduled for tonight, on the rule governing the process, on the Senate bill itself, on a Republican motion to send the bill back to committee, and on the reconciliation bill. Exactly when is hard to say given the way Congressional debates can get delayed far beyond the official schedule.
Right now, it’s looking more and more like Democrats have the votes. And while Rep. Bart Stupak is still saying publicly he’s a no — for now — he is still working on a deal in which President Obama would issue an executive order on abortion, and several news outlets have been saying that he’s onboard.
I’ll be updating this blog with major developments, but if you want blow-by-blow coverage, you can check out my Twitter feed at: https://twitter.com/philipaklein
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