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The Healthcare Bill schedule up till Christmas for the Senate……

Here’s the schedule for the Healthcare Bill to move through the Senate from the New York Times……everything is subject to change……

From the New York Times:

Absent any unexpected quirks, Mr. Reid needs to hold five votes before he can get to a final, simple-majority vote on the health care legislation:

• 1 a.m. MONDAY – To end debate on “a manager’s package” that includes all the latest changes to the bill. 60 votes required.

• 7 a.m. TUESDAY – To approve the manager’s package. Simple majority required.

• Also TUESDAY – To end debate on Mr. Reid’s original health care proposal, as amended by the manager’s package. 60 votes required.

• 1 p.m. WEDNESDAY – To approve Mr. Reid’s original proposal. Simple majority required.

• Also WEDNESDAY – To end debate on the finalized health care legislation. 60 votes required.

• 7 p.m. THURSDAY, Christmas Eve (or anytime after the prior vote if all senators agree) – To approve the final bill. Simple majority required.

If Reid does get 60 on the Managers Amendment this thing goes through I believe.

December 18, 2009 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Media, Politics | , , ,


  1. Looks like Harry Reid & Obama got their wish. According to CNN a Deal has been struck with the last Holdout, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

    Nelson wanted to announce it on the Floor BUT Republican Senate Minority Mitch McConnell objected and instead forced the reading of the Managers Amendment.

    Comment by Daniel G. | December 19, 2009 | Reply

    • And what has the Dog been saying here and at P1!!!!!!!!!



      Comment by jamesb101 | December 19, 2009 | Reply

  2. Louisiana Senator David Vitter (R) says now on his Facebook Page that Reid as 63 Votes??? for Health Care.

    Apparently Snowe and Collins are voting for it too.

    Everything unconfirmed though. Will update later.

    Comment by Daniel G. | December 19, 2009 | Reply

  3. The Managers Amendment is here:

    Click to access managers-amendment.pdf

    You can read by yourself if you want.

    Comment by Daniel G. | December 19, 2009 | Reply

  4. Daniel……the dem’s are sloppy but they DO get things done…..

    Not having the GOP on board is not smart if it makes you feel any better…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | December 19, 2009 | Reply

  5. sorry I just saw the Snowe and Collins post….ok…they really don’t even need Lieberman now…but they made a promise for THIS vote….they could bring the Medicare buy in back in the reconciliation with the House before the president’s signature…….


    Comment by jamesb101 | December 19, 2009 | Reply

  6. YES!

    Comment by jamesb101 | December 19, 2009 | Reply

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