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Old 03-16-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it

By Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, March 16, 2010; A01

After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate's health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.

Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers "deem" the health-care bill to be passed.

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Pelosi's confusing path to pass health care whether you want it or not

Posted by Matt Hawes on 03/15/10 6:50 PM

Ryan Grim over at The Huffington Post reports on Nancy Pelosi's recent statements concerning health care, including an acknowledgement that "[n]obody wants to vote for the Senate bill."

So the third option is to write the rule so that the passage of the reconciliation package deems the Senate bill to also have passed, a parliamentary maneuver she said the Senate parliamentarian had said was acceptable.

It's a technical distinction and Democrats hope that it's deep enough in the weeds that average voters will focus instead on the substance of the legislation instead of the confusing process. Asked if she had firmly decided to pursue the third option, she answered, "I like the third one better."...
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Health care foes have 200 no votes in House

By Charles Riley and Jeff Simon, CNN
March 16, 2010 8:32 a.m. EDT

Washington (CNN) -- Even as a top House Democrat expressed confidence in passing legislation to overhaul health care, a new CNN analysis shows that opposition in the House of Representatives to the Senate health care plan has reached 200 members.
That figure is 16 votes shy of the 216 needed to prevent President Obama from scoring a major victory on his top domestic priority.

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Congressman Grayson Introduces Bill To Allow Anyone To Buy Into Medicare

From: MoxNewsDotCom | March 10, 2010

VIDEO (4:44): http://www.youtube.com/user/MoxNewsD.../0/AQpuya61Qkk

Dear Speaker Pelosi,

If we’re going to vote on bills without a public option, we should also vote on the public option.

Our bill (HR 4789) lets anyone buy into Medicare.

We've had lots of debate. Now it's time to vote.


Rep. Alan Grayson

Demand a Vote on the Public Option

We Want Medicare: http://salsa.mydccc.org/o/30019/p/di...?action_KEY=17
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