Thread: Obamacare Passed
A bloc of pro-life Democrats turned out to be the linchpin to passage of the Senate's massive health insurance overhaul Sunday night, as President Obama cemented a 219-212 victory with a pledge to issue an executive order "clarifying" abortion language in the Senate bill.
Obama will likely sign the legislation on Tuesday. He was expected to make remarks after the House wrapped up its activities.
The House also voted to support a "reconciliation" bill aimed to "fix" provisions in the Senate bill that House Democrats opposed but viewed as better than nothing. The Senate was scheduled to begin debate on those "fixes" on Tuesday.
Boehner warned lawmakers that they will have to face the music if they vote for the legislation. "In a democracy you can only defy the will of the people for so long and get away with it," he said.
Is anybody else sick yet??