Dem Whip Clyburn: Health Care Vote Could Slip Past Easter
Democratic Whip James Clyburn told McClatchy Newspapers today that the House vote to nationalize health care may be delayed until Easter.
The Hill reported:
The House’s healthcare vote could be delayed until as late as Easter, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Tuesday.
Clyburn, in an interview with McClatchy Newspapers, said it is possible that the House vote on healthcare reform could take place long past the vote Democratic leaders had hoped for this week.
“The chances are good, but I wouldn’t bet on it,” the third-ranking House Democrat said of whether a healthcare vote could be held by the April 4th holiday.
Democrats are working to cobble together the necessary votes to either pass the Senate’s healthcare bill with a separate set of fixes to it, or a congressional rule that would deem the Senate bill as having passed.