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Hoyer Confirms Congress will use Slaughter Rule!

According to a article from March 16, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has confirmed that the House will resort to the Slaughter Rule to enact Health Care Reform. Speaking to reporters at his weekly Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday, Hoyer said the Senate would use a so-called self-enacting rule to pass the Senate bill, which would allow them to avoid actually voting on the bill itself. “We’re going to vote on a bill, on a rule, which would provide for the result that, if a majority are for it, that will adopt a bill, the Senate bill, which has had extensive debate, extensive exposure,” Hoyer said. “Does anybody in this room doubt that you have to vote on that?” he said. “We will vote on it, in one form or another.”