WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans learned early Thursday that they will be able to kill language in a measure altering President Barack Obama’s newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.
It appeared initially that deleting the provisions, dealing with Pell grants for low-income students, should not cause major problems for Democrats hoping to rush the bill to Obama and avoid prolonging what has been a politically painful ordeal for the party. Democrats described the situation as a minor glitch, but did not rule out that Republicans might be able to remove additional sections of the bill.
This is what happens when you don’t read the bill for which you’re voting. Maybe we should “thank” Nancy Pelosi, who suggested a couple of weeks ago that Congress must pass the bill so America could find out “what was in it.” What she didn’t say was that it apparently needed to be passed so that members of Congress who voted for it could find out what was in it, too.
Michelle Malkin burned the midnight oil last night and has the latest developments on the various amendments to the bill proposed by Senate Republicans, all of which (I believe) were defeated going into the wee hours of the morning. And they said that the GOP were the “obstructionists” …