Politics & Government

March 20, 2010 3:19 PM

Dems, confident, now will vote directly on Senate health bill

The House Rules Committee on Saturday dropped the controversial plan merely to "deem" the Senate-approved health care overhaul bill as passed as part of a resolution on debate rules. Instead, the House will vote up or down on the Senate bill, before considering legislation to amend it. The decision came as it seemed increasing likely the House would pass President Obama's biggest domestic agenda item.

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