This Saturday morning, the House Rules Committee will meet at 10am (7am Pacific).
Both Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) and Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-Stockton-Modesto-Fresno) serve on the powerful House Rules Committee, which will vote on the key “reconciliation” package, so that it is considered Sunday by the full House, alongside the health reform proposal passed in the Senate by supermajority late last year. The reform effort will not proceed without passage in the Rules Committee.
(A multi-ethnic, multi-generational range of organizations will react to the House Rules Committee vote this afternoon at a press conference at Sacramento State, hopefully thanking our area Representatives.)
The Rules Committee will also vote on what if any amendments go to the floor. Here’s a list of proposed amendments. The vote today otherwise sets up a historic vote on the House floor for Sunday, expected around 2pm (11am Pacific), with some speeches and debate beforehand.
More about the process, including a viewer’s guide to the weekend, is at The Treatment.