Senate votes to proceed to debate

Earlier this afternoon, the Senate voted to proceed to debate on H.R. 1628 which is the Better Care Reconciliation Act in the Senate.  The tie vote was broken in favor of debate by Vice President Pence who of course is the President of the Senate under the U.S. Constitution. The Wall Street Journal explains that the “The 51-50 vote sets the stage for hours of politically tricky debate, and numerous complex amendments [potentially from both parties], on Republicans’ seven-year quest to topple most of the current health law and possibly replace it with a GOP plan.” This should be interesting.

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