Well, not soon, but we should have a Health and Human Services secretary by the weekend. The Senate started its debate last night, but Democrats are furious that Republicans are moving ahead, given the mountain of stories about questionable stock purchases by Price. So they're going to burn through as many of the 30 hours of "post-cloture" debate as they can. That could make it a late-night vote, but there was also talk that it could slip to Friday, during the daylight hours.
The outcome looks pretty clear, though, after the 51-48 procedural vote last night to end the debate. Sen. Joe Manchin, who was pretty much Price's last hope for getting a Democratic vote, was a no, as Caitlin Owens scooped yesterday. (Not helpful: the latest Price story yesterday, by USA Today, reported that he bought and sold so many health care stocks that he drew the attention of the House ethics committee and federal securities regulators.)