Sunday, March 21, 2010

And We Are Voting....On Resolutions for Guam!

5:42 PM
Debate on the rule is over....the House has 4 back-to-back-to-back-to-back votes scheduled now, with a couple of unrelated and uncontroversial votes interspersed among the two key votes -- first the "ordering of the previous question", agreeing to vote on the resolution governing debate and then the actual vote on the resolution.

Assuming the resolution is adopted, the House will then proceed to two hours of debate on the reconciliation bill, followed by a vote on the bill, then two more hours of debate on adopting the Senate bill, followed by a vote.

Being that it is almost 5:45 already and there is probably an hour worth of voting that is underway, the business of the House won't conclude until at least 11 PM and more likely something approaching midnight, given that the House is not very strict in controlling time and there will likely be some more consent requests and inquiries.

It's ok -- I'm in this until they are done...watching all the minutia so you don't have to.

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