Medicare Prescription Drug Reforms Pass

Medicare Prescription Drug Reforms Pass the House but face trouble in the Senate and a possible Presidential veto, according to this article in the SF Gate.

The article also tallies up the passed bills and provides the forward-looking schedule for next week:

Implement Sept. 11 commission recommendations — passed.

Raise federal minimum wage — passed.

Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research — passed.

Order Medicare to negotiate discount prices for its prescription drugs — passed Friday.

Cut interest rates on student loans — scheduled for a vote Wednesday.

End about $20 billion in oil and gas industry tax breaks — scheduled for a vote Thursday.

Time elapsed: 23 hours, 34 minutes of the 100 hours after Friday’s vote.