Reacting to the news that the Senate’s health care reconciliation bill underwent some minor tweaks early this morning, and will have to receive another vote in the lower chamber, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says in a statement that, if the Senate passes the bill this afternoon as expected, the House will take it up and pass it this evening.
“The Senate is expected to complete work this afternoon on the improvements bill to the new health care reform law,” Hoyer’s statement reads. “If they finish their work later today as planned, the House will take up the improvements bill with technical corrections this evening.”
No biggie! That would be (really, really) the last major health care vote in the year long push for reform. The reconciliation bill would then go to President Obama for signature, and would immediately amend the health care law he signed on Tuesday.
The end is now truly in sight.