Politics

Congressional Calendar March 19, 2010

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Friday looks to be the big “message” day before the decisive weekend for health care legislation in the House. House Democrats start the day at 9:00a with a closed-door caucus. We’ll be staking it out live to try to decode their plan of attack for Saturday and Sunday. The leaders of each side, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), hold dueling pressers at 11:00a and 11:45a respectively to try to dominate the discussion heading in to a long day in the House Rules Committee on Saturday.

 

The whip count continues as well, freshman Democratic Representative John Boccieri of Ohio has a news conference scheduled for 10:40a where he is scheduled to announce his vote on health care. Will he bring the count to 215 votes for passage, one away from success for the Democrats? We’ll be there to let you know…

 

On the jobs front, a group of Republican Representatives plan to announce the formation of a new House caucus, the “Reclaim American Jobs Caucus” at 9:30a. What do they plan to do and how will they do it? We’ll let you know the details…

 

More news will break during the day so stay tuned to the Fox News Channel for the latest…