Democrats make motion to delay House rules package, add healthcare language

Just as the House was about to hold its final vote on the rules package for the 112th Congress (H.Res.5), Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) offered a motion to recommit the package to a select committee, and that language be added that would require members to reveal whether they will participate in the new healthcare program.

As expected, Republicans opposed this, and successfully killed the idea in a 191-240 roll-call vote. Final passage of the rules package is now being voted on.


Updated 5:20 p.m.