Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Senate Health Bill Ping Pong Without Conference Committee

House and Senate leaders have formally agreed to bypass a bicameral conference committee to merge two healthcare bills, and have opted to instead “ping-pong” the Senate bill over to the House and back again, according to House leadership aides.
The Senate bill will serve as the vehicle by which Democrats hope to send a healthcare bill to Obama to sign into law. Under the “ping-pong” strategy, the House will take up the Senate bill and amend it, then send it back to the Senate for final approval.
From "Dems agree that House will take up, tweak Senate healthcare bill" by Jared Allen published on The Hill.

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