Dems Get 60 Votes on Health Care Bill During 1:00 am Vote
Update: 1:17 am ET: The Dems get their 60 votes to limit debate. Yeas: 60, Neas: 40. The Yeas were 58 Dems and 2 Independents. The motion is agreed to.
Update: 1:10 am ET: The vote to limit debate on the Reid Manager's amendment is underway. They just wheeled Sen. Byrd in. The schedule if it passes:
- Tues: 7am: procedural vote
- Weds: 1pm procedural vote
- Thursday 7 pm - Final passage
The Senate will vote on the health care bill in an hour, at 1:00 a.m. ET. David Shuster will be anchoring live on MSNBC.
Debate has begun, you can watch it on C-span here. [More...]
Our local news is calling it a test vote, and it's just the first of three the Senate needs to pass the bill. It's called a Cloture Vote on the Manager's Amendment.
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