Rough Timeline for Health Care Next Steps in the Senate

Here is the possible timeline for the next steps of the health care bill in the Senate.  This is VERY rough guidance and subject to change:


*The president signs Senate health care bill (must do so in order for the Senate to start reconciliation; Democrats wrote it this way in their budget resolution).

*Senate starts 20 hours of reconciliation debate.


*Debate wraps up.

*Possible beginning of Vote-a-Rama


*More likely beginning of Vote-a-Rama


*Vote-a-Rama continues --- possibly wraps up.


*POSSIBLE wrap-up of Vote-a-Rama w/ final passage vote (51 votes for passage ---- OR could be 50 + Biden vote).

Read more about  Vote-o-Rama and reconciliation in the piece Reconciliation - Your Guide to the Game.