How Democrats could pass health bill with 51 votes (it isn’t pretty)

By Eric Pianin | Kaiser Health News

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders, who no longer have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, are weighing the use of arcane budget rules to pass at least part of the long-debated health overhaul package.

The procedure, known as “budget reconciliation,” likely would limit the scope of the legislation. However, it also would permit a bill to pass with a simple majority of 51 votes

Read more: McClatchy


January 21, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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