Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reconciliation bill status

Last night the Senate parliamentarian struck two minor provisions from the health reform reconciliation bill dealing with Student Loan/Pell grants as not meeting reconciliation requirements. As a result, the bill must be sent back to the House. The House is expected to easily approve the bill without the two provisions. All Republican amendments were defeated. The Senate will vote on the full bill this afternoon and send it back to House. House is expected to approve it Friday and send to Obama for signature. Looks like the health reform deal is pretty much done.

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