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Hmmm Self Executing

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the Health Care measure without having members vote on it.
Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers “deem” the health-care bill to be passed.
The tactic — known as a “self-executing rule” or a “deem and pass” — has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill or 17% of our economy. It is one of three options that Pelosi said she is considering for a late-week House vote ie over the weekend, but she added that she prefers it because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure.
I like the self executing part….

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