Friday, March 19, 2010
House To Vote on Health Care Bill on Sunday, All But One Mo. Congressman Toes Party Line
By Chad Garrison
on Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 7:51 AM
If passed, the legislation could return next week to the Senate where it would receive an up or down vote -- allowing passage with a simple majority. That vote could come by the end of next week.
Like their counterparts elsewhere, Missouri congressman are lining up along party lines
. The exception being western Missouri democrat Ike Skelton
, who's expected to vote against the bill. The House vote is expected to be extremely close.
Democrats were buoyed yesterday by a report
by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office
that found the bill would cost $940 billion, while at the same time
reducing the deficit by $130 billion
over the first ten years and $1.2 trillion in the second ten years.
After months of protracted debate, the health care overhaul bill is up for another vote in the House of Representatives on Sunday.