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House GOP to Force Vote on Whether Dems Can Use 'Slaughter Solution' to Avoid Vote

11:37 AM, Mar 16, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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The resolution being considered for introduction today reads, in part:

Resolved, That the Committee on Rules may not report a rule or order that provides for disposition of the Senate amendments to H.R. 3590, an Act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, unless such rule or order provides for—

(1) at least one hour of debate, equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, or their designees; and

(2) a requirement that the Speaker put the question on disposition of the Senate amendments and that the yeas and nays be considered as ordered thereon.

And, we all know how fond the Democratic caucus is of an up-or-down vote.

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