NELSON GIVES REID 60TH VOTE; SENATE BILL WILL PASS; MANAGER’S AMENDMENT INTRODUCED
This is not the will of the people nor is it the will of God! It looks bad right now, but we must continue to pray and put our trust in God.
9am Saturday, December 19, 2009: Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) has agreed to vote for cloture, which will enable passage of the Senate bill and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has introduced the Manager’s Amendment in containing all the compromises and provisions he has agreed to in order to secure the 60 votes needed to close debate (cloture) and thus enable passage of the bill. Senator Nelson sought to make a floor statement announcing the reasons for his decision, but Senate Republicans objected, and also insisted on Senate clerks reading the Manager’s Amendment.
NRLC’s Powell Center for Medical Ethics will analyze and report on the rationing aspects of the 383-page Manager’s Amendment, which will take some hours.
For more information, see the post at Catholics Against Obamacare.