June 30 Closing Date May be Extended
Posted on Jun 21st, 2010
Passage of the amendment (on a vote of 60 - 37) attaches the provision to HR 4213. That legislation is subject to a procedure that will require 60 votes in order to pass. Two efforts to secure the 60 votes have failed. HR 4213 has been withdrawn from consideration for the present. The bill could come to the floor again during the week of June 21, but is not presently on the calendar. If it appears that the bill can secure the necessary 60 votes, it will be considered. Then there will be several more votes required in the Senate. The bill then returns to the House. There is no guarantee that the House will adopt the Senate amendment.
Congress will be in session during the weeks of June 21 and June 28, so votes on the legislation are still possible before the June 30 deadline.