The reconciliation bill that modifies healthcare reform will likely head back to the House for yet another vote, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) predicted this morning.
Cornyn said that several of the "deals" Democrats crafted to win over votes are not eligible to pass via reconciliation and will likely be struck down by the Senate parliamentarian. If the Senate doesn't pass exactly the same bill as the House, the lower chamber will have to vote again.
"This is going to be a bumpy ride in the Senate, and i think the House is going to get a chance to vote on this legislation again with a number of points or order sustained in the Senate, which is going to change the nature of the reconciliation bill," Cornyn said on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
In fact, "the whole reconciliation bill could actually come down," Cornyn said.
Either way, the larger healthcare reform bill will still become law, and Democrats can likely craft a new reconciliation bill if the current one is modified or struck.