House to vote on health care in next 10 days, Clyburn says

Jon Ward Contributor
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Ready or not, here they come.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, told reporters Friday morning that the House will hold a vote on health care in the next 10 days, and President Obama postponed his departure for a week-long trip to southeast Asia from March 18 until March 21.

UPDATE: 11 a.m. – Rep. Gerry Connolly, Virginia Democrat, said he hasn’t been told when there will be a vote.

“I wouldn’t trust much information today about that,” Connolly said.

I walked up to a group of reporters as Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat, had just finished making a few comments. I was told Van Hollen, a member of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team, said that once they get a score on the health care bill from the Congressional Budget Office, they could hold a vote within 72 hours.