Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weekend Update / Miscellany

I hope that everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving holiday. Due to the long holiday weekend, there's not much to update this Sunday. The Senate will begin to debate Sen. Majority leader's healthcare reform bill tomorrow. The Wall Street Journal reports that "Debate on the bill will officially begin at 2 p.m. Monday with opening statements from Mr. Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.). But it starts in earnest on Tuesday when Democrats and Republicans begin offering alternating amendments." The Journal and the AP report that many amendments are expected. The Senate leadership will need 60 votes to shutoff debate and hold a vote on the bill or any amendment for that matter.

The Kaiser Family Foundation's side by side comparison of the House and Senate health care reform bills can be found here.

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