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Comments by Speaker Boehner, earlier in the day, announcing a deal on a year-long SGR patch are apparently receiving significant push back from within his own caucus. The expedited rule by which the patch bill will be considered on the House floor necessitates an affirmative vote by two-thirds of the chamber in order to be considered passed. If the House Doc Caucus continues to withhold support it's unclear if Speaker Boehner can garner the votes necessary for passage. To learn more please see below link to Daniel Newhauser's Roll Call piece for a full account of latest developments.
By Daniel Newhauser Posted at 7:09 p.m. on March 26
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)