House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is warning action on a health care overhaul could slip past a planned Saturday evening vote into Sunday or even Monday or Tuesday if House Republicans employ delaying tactics. I have not said the bill might get pushed back. But clearly, things happen, Hoyer said on a Friday morning conference call with reporters. My expectation is well complete this tomorrow night. Hoyer said any delay would result from GOP maneuvers to stall action, not a lack of Democratic support to pass the bill. The measure is expected to pass narrowly, and Democratic leaders have been working furiously to corral the 218 votes needed to advance the bill. Were very close, Hoyer said of leaders efforts to round up votes for the bill. If floor consideration of the measure extends into Sunday, Hoyer said action would resume that afternoon to allow lawmakers time to go to church in the morning.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.