Live feed & Open Thread of health care reform vote in the House

The bill is imperfect, the process bloody and the stakes high. At the end of the day, we’ll know where we stand. This is what democracy – and the crafting of sausage – looks like today:

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Comments (22)

  1. Hopeful

    So it looks like all be well in terms of the vote. What did he get? Whatever it is, it was made possible by “pro choice” Adler

  2. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

    Why is Nancy Pelosi posing with that giant honking gavel? Media relations FAIL.

    Okay, I get that it’s an affectionate thing health care reformist Rep. John Dingell wanted her to have today, but really, it’s going to be about 14 minutes before that picture is twitpic’d around the world, YouTubed by Republicans as a joke, and shouted about by the tea partiers right outside your damned door.

  3. southernbluedog

    shushing seems to be a very powerful tool used by chair

  4. deciminyan

    Great passionate statement by Rob Andrews (a real NJ Democrat, unlike John Adler), greeted by applause just before John Boehner got up to speak.

  5. Hopeful

    giving an absurd, over-the-top speech.  

  6. Hopeful

    acknowledges Ted Kennedy, then points out there are over 200 Republican amendments in the bill.

  7. Hopeful

    To approve the Senate bill.

  8. Hopeful

    217-204, but some still haven’t voted.

  9. Hopeful

    which would kill the reconciliation fix. It should fail.

  10. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

    The deciding votes … Bart Stupak and Dennis Kucinich.  

  11. Hopeful

    to pass reconciliation bill.


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