Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hill Report: Happening Now-US Senate is Debating the Teacher and FMAP Funding Bill

The US Senate is currently debating the last attempt to extend funding for Medicaid and teachers. The CBO report shows the new bill being debated actually reduces the deficit.

The vote on the bill is scheduled to take place at 10:40AM. The first vote to be taken will be to end debate and move the bill forward. The Senate rules require 60 votes to end debate.

There has been considerable debate over whether the Senate can get the 60 votes they need. If the vote fails today there will be no further attempts to get this extension before the Senate takes their August break.

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