Senate and House Pass Reconciliation Bill

Update: The House passed the bill with a 220-207 vote.

Here's the vote tally for the Senate passage today of the health care reconciliation bill. The vote was 56 to 43. Three Dems voted no, the two senators from Arkansas and Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

The Dems defeated more than 40 Republican amendments. It now goes back to the House for a vote on some procedural matters related to student loans, and could be passed by the House tonight:

The bill now heads to the House, where the Rules Committee could begin action within hours. Democratic aides said a final vote on the package could come in early evening, although if Republicans throw up procedural barriers, the vote could be delayed until later Thursday night.

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    The student loans stuff rocks! (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 07:46:43 PM EST
    My daughter now is going to work in a nursing home as an aide, and it isn't that I don't think it is honorable work.  Aides really don't make enough money to live on though, I intend to keep asking her with each paycheck if she's ready for college yet.  She still doesn't understand either why my husband and I will pay for her childcare if she goes to school but not if she has a minimum wage job.  One is about paying your childcare for four years, the other is about paying your childcare for who knows how long.  And I'm still a pain in the neck mother.

    You're doing the right thing (5.00 / 3) (#10)
    by gyrfalcon on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 08:59:54 PM EST
    though, MT, absolutely.

    From (none / 0) (#2)
    by lentinel on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 07:56:33 PM EST
    the way it looks, the House isn't even going to consider a public option....

    Jeez, they can't (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by gyrfalcon on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 09:01:37 PM EST
    or couldn't unless it had been passed as an amendment to the recon. bill in the Senate.  And it wasn't even introduced there.

    House just passed (none / 0) (#3)
    by andgarden on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 08:05:18 PM EST

    That's all folks. . .

    Did Boehner cry? (none / 0) (#4)
    by observed on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 08:08:05 PM EST
    Heh, nope (none / 0) (#5)
    by andgarden on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 08:15:25 PM EST
    But with any luck he'll be hit by the new 10% Tan Tax :D

    He is the new George Hamilton. (none / 0) (#6)
    by oculus on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 08:22:02 PM EST
    what's next on the marxist, new age, (none / 0) (#8)
    by observed on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 08:31:52 PM EST
    secular humanist agenda? Banning Tom Coburns ties would be a good use of our newfound power.

    Lol (none / 0) (#9)
    by Salo on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 08:38:12 PM EST
    Banning spray tan next.

    Reconciliation passed in the House (none / 0) (#7)
    by BackFromOhio on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 08:26:59 PM EST
    shortly after 9pm in the East.  207-200