The House vote on the budget resolution Friday turned out to be non-suspenseful and predictable, despite all of the public hand-wringing by Republicans earlier in the week.

The final vote was 227-198, with just nine Republicans voting no — a mix of the usual rank-and-file contrarians: Justin Amash, Charlie Dent, Brian Fitzpatrick, Walter Jones, John Katko, Raul Labrador, Tom MacArthur, Thomas Massie and Tom McClintock.

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What happens next: That was just the vote to instruct the health care committees to start working on the actual repeal legislation, which could contain parts of a replacement for Obamacare, but not the whole thing. We may not see more details for a while. House Republicans probably won't release any legislative plans until after their retreat in Philadelphia later this month.

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