Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

The Senate’s schedule for seizing 1/6th of the economy

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The Foundry has the Senate’s schedule for passing health care now that Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson’s vote has been purchased:

    Monday, 1:00 AM – Vote to invoke cloture (i.e. end debate) on the manager’s amendment. 60 votes are necessary.
    Tuesday, 7:00 AM – Vote to approve the manager’s amendment. A majority vote is necessary.
    Tuesday, 8:00 AM – Vote to invoke cloture on the original Reid substitute amendment (the 2,000-page bill). 60 votes are necessary.
    Wednesday, 2:00 PM – Vote to approve the Reid substitute amendment. A majority vote is necessary.
    Wednesday, 3:00 PM – Vote to invoke cloture on the underlying bill. 60 votes are necessary.
    Thursday, 9:00 PM – Vote to approve the underlying bill (i.e. the Senate’s version of Obamacare). A majority vote is necessary.

If you’re wondering what Nelson got for his vote:

    While all the other states will lose the extra federal financing for new Medicaid eligibles after 2017, full federal financing will continue for Nebraska.

Too bad Senators Kohl and Feingold were on board this train wreck early. Wait until the numbers come out how much the increased Medicaid costs will hit Wisconsin’s taxpayers.

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