Wrap up: House adjourns, Rules Committee soldiers on

The House adjourned before 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, and released a schedule for Friday. The House will meet at 9:00 a.m., and take up a resolution providing for consideration of healthcare repeal legislation, H.R. 2. A vote on that bill in the House is now expected Wednesday.

The House Rules Committee, meanwhile, wrapped up its day-long hearing on the repeal bill at around 10:20 p.m. Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.) allowed dozens of Democrats to testify before the committee on the bill and the resolution. Late this evening, the committee approved a single rule for considering the bill and the resolution. That rule allows for seven hours of debate, which will be lead by the leaders of various committees.

Democrats offered 30 amendments to the rule, all of which were rejected in speedy, partisan votes. One amendment to the resolution was made in order.


—Updated at 10:30 p.m.