Ryan J. Donmoyer
March 21, 2010
House Democrats will drop plans to avoid a direct up-or-down vote on Senate health-care legislation when the bill comes to the floor tomorrow, Representative Henry Waxman said.
The House instead will hold three votes tomorrow, one on the rule setting terms for the debate, one on the Senate bill and one on compromise legislation that amends provisions of the Senate-passed bill that House Democrats don’t like.
Republicans had attacked the so-called deem-and-pass strategy, saying the Democrats were trying to avoid responsibility for taking the vote.
This article was posted: Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 3:43 am