25 Jul BREAKING: Health Care Bill Moves to Debate on Senate Floor with 51-50 vote
In case you haven’t heard, the motion to debate a version of the Health Care Bill after multiple renditions that has been dragging it’s way through congress and stalled in the Senate has just been successfully passed with a narrow vote of 51-50 in favor with Vice President Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. The bill has a long road ahead and likely a vast number of revisions.
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Source: Wall Street Journal, Daniel Nasaw,Michelle Hackman
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Vice President Mike Pence just broke the 50-50 tie. The motion to proceed passes and the Senate will now begin debate on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
With the motion passed, Senators will now proceed to 20 hours of debate on several proposals repealing parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, including their replacement package and a separate bill repealing the law with a two-year delay.
They are expected to debate numerous amendments – not counted toward the 20 hours – including proposals put forward by Democrats….