REFORM DEBATE OPEN THREAD…. We’re still in for a pretty interesting night on the House floor. Fairly soon, we’ll get a vote on the Stupak abortion-related amendment, a vote on the Republican “alternative,” and, of course, a vote on reform legislation itself.
The House Republican whip operation claims to have 34 Dems in opposition, but a) their count isn’t entirely reliable; and b) 34 isn’t enough to defeat the bill.
The final hours leading up to a major vote like this one are often the most contentious, and unfortunately, the most unpredictable. I thought I’d put up this open thread for those waiting up for the final tally. And you can watch the proceedings with the video below.