- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 20, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leaders will have a straight up-or-down vote on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Democratic lawmakers and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., say they’ve dropped plans for an indirect vote that would have relied on a legislative maneuver to give their OK to the Senate’s version of health care legislation.

While both parties have used that kind of voting procedure on a range of issues in the past, it had drawn the wrath of Republicans and upset some Democrats. The House is expected to vote on the health bill Sunday.

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