House leaders, the White House, and Blue Dog Democrats reached a deal on the health care bill yesterday. Over the next day or two, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will markup the bill and most likely pass it out by end of day tomorrow. The good news: Even when it reaches the House floor, there will be no vote until the fall. That bides all of us time to build an even stronger opposition, because the bill is still not any good–despite input from the so-called “fiscally conservative” Blue Dogs.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said yesterday that a vote on health care reform legislation will not happen before the August congressional recess.
On Monday, we told you about Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) confronting Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) about her pro-abortion amendment to the healthcare bill. Because I thought you’d like to see this event take place, I have the video posted below–with a great introduction from President of Family Research Council Tony Perkins.