Excerpts from Malkin's 3/14/10 post:
The House Democrats’ 2,309-page reconciliation bill headed for House Budget Committee markup tomorrow has just been posted this evening and you can download the whole PDF file right here.
The markup hearing will start at 3pm Eastern and will be broadcast on CSPAN – watch online right here.
Michael O’Brien of The Hill points out that “the bill is a procedural step, it DOES NOT make the substantive changes yet to the Senate’s bill.” These recommendations were first proposed in October by the House Ways and Means and Education and Labor Committees (so the public option is still in here).
Philip Klein reminds us that GOP Rep. Paul Ryan warned last week of the Dems’ strategy ramming this “shell” HC Bill through committee tomorrow. The budget committee approves the shell, sends it to the rules committee, then strips out the language and stuffs the actual reconciliation changes into the burrito, Klein explains. Klein lays it all out here.
The student loan nationalization add-on (part of the kiddie human shield strategy I diagnosed last week) starts on page 2098.
You can find the entire post at:
The student loan "add on" includes this:
Sec. 339. Green schools.
What "student loans" and "green schools" have to do with health care is beyond me, but it sounds like they were thrown in there as a little sweetener in order to get more votes. (Hmmm....I wonder if Van Jones will have anything to do with those "green" schools.)
Stock up on the Tums and Excedrin...I have a feeling we're going to need them this week. You can charge them to ObamaCare.