Reform by Reconciliation

Posted April, 21 2009 by arianne

A legislative tangle ensues on whether reconciliation will be included as a method to resolve the 2010 federal budget.  House Democrats want reconciliation included in the final budget-this would allow the Senate to pass health reform legislation by majority, instead of the traditional need for 60 votes. Reconciliation would also prevent a filibuster.  The issue did not get any closer to resolution over the spring recess. Read more here.

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