Members of the House Budget Committee have voted 21-16 to report the Reconciliation Act of 2010 to the House Rules Committee without revisions.
Congressional Democrats are using the bill as a vehicle for trying to get a health bill through the Senate with fewer than 60 votes.
All of the Republicans on the committee who participated voted against the bill, and all but 2 Democrats on the committee who participated voted for the bill. The Democrats who voted against it are Reps. Alan Boyd, D-Fla., and Thomas Chester Edwards, D-Texas.
House Budget Committee members now are debating proposals for non-binding recommendations to consider amendments to the bill; the committee says debate on the proposals must be completed by midnight. Republican opponents of the bill are not allowed to propose formal amendments to the bill.