January 16, 2010

FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIREWOOD:

Democrats threaten reconciliation for health bill if they lose in Mass. (Michael O'Brien - 01/16/10, The Hill)

Democrats are prepared to use a budgetary procedure to pass healthcare reform legislation if they lose a key Senate race on Tuesday, a House leader said this weekend.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the assistant to the Speaker and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), said during budget reconciliation is "an option" to pass a healthcare bill. [...]

Budget reconciliation is a procedural rule allowing a bill to pass the Senate with a simple majority, instead of the 60 votes usually needed to end debate on any given piece of legislation.


The more damage they inflict on themselves the more determined they become to do more.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 16, 2010 9:54 AM
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