The 23 amendments filed could balloon to even more if Republicans decide to offer more during a rare process known on Capitol Hill as a “vote-a-rama.”
GOP lawmakers have been united in their opposition of the Democrats' reform effort almost from the start.
More than a dozen Republicans have offered amendments designed to make Democrats take a tough “no” vote.
Amendments that would have secured Medicare savings, eliminated all “sweetheart” deals from the law, lowered insurance premiums, and required the president and senior administration officials to buy coverage from the new “exchange” have all been offered.
Despite an effort by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to set time limits on each individual vote, senators expect the series of votes to stretch well past midnight and into the early morning.
On a good day, the Senate can typically vote on three amendments per hour, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.).
Ultimately, lawmakers will vote on a package of “fixer” to the reform measure that became law on Tuesday.
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