July 29, 2009
RUMOR: Health Care Vote Back On. “Democrats are growing fearful that August recess will turn the Blue Dogs cold and want something out by Friday.” Hmm. We’ll know soon, but the rush to get something out by Friday seems unseemly. As John Conyers recently emphasized, nobody’s read this thing.
UPDATE: The Hill: Blue Dogs Strike Deal — No Health Vote Before Recess. “In exchange for putting off a floor vote until after Labor Day, the Energy and Commerce Committee may be allowed to continue its markup of the healthcare bill this week even if an agreement has not been reached between Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and seven Energy and Commerce Committee Blue Dogs over the content of the bill.”