If the Senate passes a health care bill, what happens next?

Unless you’re an expert in parliamentary procedure, the process of passing a health care bill in the Senate may seem mystifying. What if the Senate manages to cobble together the 51 votes necessary to pass a bill? Where would it go from there? We got answers from two experts in Senate procedure: Steven S. Smith, a political scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, and Josh Ryan, a political scientist at Utah State University. Here’s a summary of what they told us. What happens, procedurally, if the Senate ultimately passes a health care bill? To become law, any bill must … >>More
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