Today’s Schedule

Here is a “rough estimate” of the schedule for today’s votes in the House of Representatives, from CBS:

2 p.m.: The House will debate for one hour the rules of debate for the reconciliation bill and the Senate bill.
3 p.m.: The House will vote to end debate and vote on the rules of the debate.
3:15 p.m.: The House will debate the reconciliation package for two hours.
5:15 p.m.: The House will vote on the reconciliation package.
5:30 p.m.: The House will debate for 15 minutes on a Republican substitute and then vote on the substitute.
6 p.m.: The House will vote on the final reconciliation package.
6:15 p.m.: If the reconciliation bill passes, the House will immediately vote on the Senate bill, without debate.

Presumably, if the schedule starts to lag significantly it means the Democrats still don’t have 216 votes.
UPDATE (by Paul): I’m told that the schedule has been changed:

As of now [around 10:30 a.m.], starting around 1 PM, we will vote in this order: (1) the rule, (2) the Senate bill, (3) a Motion to Recommit the Reconciliation bill (this is the Minority’s last chance to amend the recon bill), and (4) the the Reconciliation bill.
Basically, the order has been flipped from the reports yesterday and we vote on the Senate bill first. While many Democrats would like to vote for the reconciliation package before voting for the Senate bill (and all its special deals), under the Budget Act, a reconciliation bill is meant to reconcile current law — thus the Senate bill has to pass first.


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