No vote on health care in House before recess

The Politico’s Glenn Thrush reports that Republicans are circulating emails that there will not be a health care vote in the House before recess. That’s the top-line story. But the second story may be even more striking and damaging for Nancy Pelosi and House Republicans. There still isn’t a plan to get the bill out of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

You will recall that HillaryCare never “got out of mark-up”. Will Obamacare get trapped there too?

Here’s an email circulating amongst Republicans on Capitol Hill:

From: Cavicke, David
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 4:51 PM
Subject: Schedule

Democratic Leadership has told Mr. Boehner’s staff that there will be no vote on Health on the Floor before recess and we will leave Friday.
We still have no confirmation of plans to resume or end the Committee Markup.

David L. Cavicke
Republican Chief of Staff
Committee on Energy and Commerce