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H.R. 3590 (111th): Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3590 (111th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

It was not the final House vote on the bill. See the history of H.R. 3590 (111th) for further details.

This is the Senate's health care bill. The bill started off with text regarding an unrelated matter but the Senate is co-opted this bill as a vehicle for passage of their reform and changed the text in whole to the health care bill. They do this because the Constitution requires all revenue bills to start in the House, and their health reform plan involves revenue. So they have chosen to work off of a bill that started in the House, even if that bill is unrelated.

Totals

All Votes D R
Yea 96%
 
 
416
243
 
173
 
Nay 0%
 
 
0
0
 
0
 
Not Voting 4%
 
 
16
12
 
4
 

Date: Oct 8, 2009

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed

Source: house.gov

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Statistically Notable Votes

Statistically notable votes are the votes that are most surprising, or least predictable, given how other members of each voter’s party voted and other factors.

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