POLICY: Medicare Bill just gets past the house

And in a rare Saturday posting . . .

After some real hard core arm-twisting, (plus leaving the voting open for 3 hours), at 6am this morning the House passed the Medicare Bill 220-215. It looked like it was going down 218-216 for over 2 hours when finally the Republican leadership got 2 of their holdouts to cave (and then a couple more committed).  I suspect what they say about watching sausage and watching legislation being made applies here!

We should know about the Senate by Monday. My suspicion is that it has the straight up and down votes to win, so it’s a question of the filibuster being used.  Just as it was in the Energy Bill.

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