For those of you biting your nails or popping popcorn, here’s the Daily Whipline [pdf], the House Majority Whip’s report on what’s going to happen on the House Floor today. Summary:
- House convenes at 1 PM with the usual bullshit (prayers and some spouting off.)
- An hour of debate, and then a vote, on the rule that sets down how the House will debate the Senate amendments to the House bill, and the reconciliation motion. Louise Slaughter will manage this with her ceremonial katana sword while swigging from a bottle of T-bird.
- Assuming the rule passes, two hours of debate and then a vote on the Senate amendments (HR 3590) and the reconciliation (HR 4872). Steny Hoyer has the honors, and I assume he’ll use his ceremonial bullwhip and distribute a tray of Jell-o shots, pursuant to the rule passed above.
It says the session will go into the “evening”, which I’m sure is an accurate prediction. I’d suggest a good drinking game where you take a shot every time a Republican is ruled out of order, but I don’t want any deaths from alcohol poisoning on my conscience.
Since this document urges all Democrats to vote yes, I assume that some teabagger will equate it to Steny Hoyer pissing on the Constitution in the well of the House, but I fearlessly link to it anyway, in the interest of transparency.
Update: Ezra says the House leadership predicts a vote at 9 PM.