Time for More Health Care Fun on Capitol Hill
Posted on Jan 18, 2011
After a break in routine operation following the Tucson shooting rampage, the House of Representatives was ready for another round of debate over health care reform on Tuesday, with the newly emboldened GOP at the ready to push for a repeal. But will the Republicans prevail? —KA
The Washington Post:
Debate on the health care repeal bill is expected to begin after the House reconvenes at 2 p.m. The House has set aside seven hours for debate on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a vote on the measure expected to come Wednesday afternoon.
The repeal measure is expected to pass the House on Wednesday but is unlikely to make it through the Senate, where Democrats still hold the majority.
Worth watching will be just how much the tenor of the debate will have changed in the aftermath of the Tucson shootings. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that 82 percent of Americans believe the tone of political discourse is negative, with 49 percent saying that it’s negative enough to encourage violence.
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