Health Care Bill Voting: What is the actual procedure???

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    Help me out here my fellow USMB members. I've been talking about this with a few people and none of us is totally sure of the procedures.

    We passed health care out of the senate this morning so now what happens?

    Next Step:

    A) As I understand it the bill gets merged with the house bill in conference committe made up of members from each house. The committee is usually made up of senior members who are appointed by the presiding officers of the committee that originally dealt with the bill. The representatives from each house work to maintain their version of the bill.

    B)If the Conference Committee reaches a compromise, it prepares a written conference report, which is submitted to each chamber.

    C)The conference report must be approved by both the House and the Senate

    The Next Step:

    1) The bill then goes to the president for their signature and the bill becomes law if signed by the President or if not signed within 10 days and Congress is in session.

    2) Or Congress adjourns before the 10 days and the President has not signed the bill then it does not become law ("Pocket Veto.")

    3) (this won't happen but if it did) The president vetoes the bill it is sent back to Congress with a note listing his/her reasons. The chamber that originated the legislation can attempt to override the veto by a vote of two-thirds of those present. If the veto of the bill is overridden in both chambers then it becomes law.


    I'm a little rusty on the procedures and would love any additional input/facts/links or anything.


    Is Part C) above another house and senate vote?
     
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    AMERICANS (Democrats) WON and the GOP Republicans LOST. Get used to it.
     
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    Good Morning Troll
     
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    Seems right to me, bro.

    The final bill could still be a ways away from passing.

    Senate passes health care bill - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe - Boston.com
     
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    I find I have trouble putting the procedure into words via text messages and phone calls with friends ;).

    Reading the Globe article now.
     
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    You got that wrong

    Americans: 1
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    :lol:
     
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    You mean it's a pain in the ass to discuss something like politics in 140 characters or less?

    Crazy talk.
     
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    Indeed...its almost ludicris to do so. KGB should really get an account ;).

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    When it comes out of the comitte combined they have to have another floor vote like the one this morning right? Or is it a different kind of vote?
     

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