The House is poised to vote today on a bill to put a one-year moratorium on seven Medicaid regulations that states say would cripple their budgets.
The measure will be voted on under suspension of the House rules, which requires a two-thirds majority and generally is reserved for noncontroversial bills.
The administration has threatened a veto even though it has the support of House Republicans, including Energy and Commerce ranking member Joe Barton, who brokered a compromise with Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell.
Barton said last week that there are enough votes in both the House and Senate to override the president’s veto.
This article appears in the April 26, 2008, edition of NJ Daily.