"The House is headed toward a rare Saturday evening vote as Democratic leaders scramble to placate party factions threatening to defeat the healthcare bill over hot button issues such as spending, immigration and abortion," The Hill reports.
Here's The Hill's tally of who would likely vote how -- so far.
The AARP is set to endorse the Democratic health-care reform measure that the House will vote on this Saturday. "In a coup for House Democrats, AARP will endorse sweeping health care overhaul legislation headed for a history-making floor vote, officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday," the AP writes. "An endorsement from the seniors' lobby was critical when then-President George W. Bush pushed the Medicare prescription drug benefit through a closely divided Congress in 2003. House Democratic leaders are hoping it will work the same political magic for them as they strive to deliver on President Barack Obama's signature issue."
"House Democratic leaders struggled Wednesday to strike a deal that would restrict the use of federal money to pay for abortions under sweeping health care legislation headed for debate on the House floor this week," the New York Times notes.
Per NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, the Senate voted yesterday to extend federal unemployment benefits for 14 weeks and to continue the Homebuyers Tax Credit program until April 30, 2010. The vote was 98-0.
The legislation … could come up in the House as early as Thursday, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature."