Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announced today that he is an original cosponsor of H. Res. 1188 ensuring that there is an up-or-down vote in the House on the Senate Healthcare Bill, H.R. 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The resolution would prevent the Speaker from bringing a rule or order to the floor that provides for the disposition of the Senate amendments to H.R. 3590, unless it also allows for an up-or-down vote on the Senate bill. This would prevent deeming the Senate healthcare bill as passed without having members vote on the actual legislation itself.

The American people do not want government-run healthcare, said Poe. And because the administration and the majority know this, they have resorted to using procedural tricks to pass a bill they otherwise do not have the votes to pass. Dont underestimate the American people they are not as easily fooled as the Washington elites may think.

H. Res. 1188 states:

Resolved, That the Committee on Rules may not report a rule or order that provides for disposition of the Senate amendments to H.R. 3590, an Act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, unless such rule or order provides for

(1) at least one hour of debate, equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, or their designees; and

(2) a requirement that the Speaker put the question on disposition of the Senate amendments and that the yeas and nays be considered as ordered thereon.