House Democrats Tee Up Saturday and Sunday Votes

Posted March 18, 2010 at 2:41pm

House Democratic leaders unveiled their budget reconciliation package Thursday afternoon and announced plans for Saturday and Sunday votes.

The Rules Committee posted the 153-page bill — which includes fixes to the Senate health care package and attaches student loan legislation — on its Web site, a move that starts the 72-hour clock toward a final vote that leaders expect to hold Sunday afternoon.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced that the House will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday and hold votes as early as 10 a.m. The House will also meet Sunday at 1 p.m. On Monday, Hoyer said votes are possible before 6:30 p.m.