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Schedule for House Health Care Vote

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Note: This schedule has fallen as Republicans slowed down the process Sunday. For the latest developments, click here. A vote is now expected around 9:00 p.m. Eastern, though the time is in flux.


The House on Sunday will finally vote for the Democrats' comprehensive health care overhaul.

On Saturday, the House Rules Committee laid out the terms for Sunday's vote, most notably deciding to abandon the so-called "Slaughter solution" and take two separate votes on the Senate health care bill and the reconciliation "fix it" bill. If the House passes both bills, President Obama will sign the Senate bill into law, and then the Senate will vote on the reconciliation bill.

Here is a rough estimate of the timing for Sunday's votes:

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.

More Coverage of the Health Care Reform Debate:

The Hunt for Health Care Votes: Democrats to Watch
Obama to House: Health Care Reform is in Your Hands
House Dems Abandon "Slaughter Solution" for Health Bill
Pelosi: No Separate Abortion Vote for Health Care Bill
Obama: Health Care Debate is About Country's Character
Obama Has Given 54 Speeches on Health Care
Will Democrats Sacrifice House Seats for Health Care?
Obama Deploys Personal Presidential Touch
Dem Health Care Bill Pegged at $940B Over 10 Years
Washington Unplugged: Jill Jackson and Mark Knoller on the Final Push
Steny Hoyer: Health Care Vote Won't Cost Us in Nov. Special Report: Health Care

Details of the Bill:

What's in Health Care Bill? Take a Dose
Health Care Special Deals: What's Left In?
Dems Include Student Aid Reform Package in Bill
Health Care Bill Extends Tax to Investments
Read the Text (PDFs): Complete Senate Bill | Reconciliation Measure

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