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Health Care Reconciliation

Laura Bassett

GOP Senator Wants To Use Dems' Own Tactic Against Them | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said on Monday that Republicans may use the budget reconciliation process t...

Ryan Grim

GOP Senators Refusing To Work Past 2PM, Invoking Obscure Rule | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans fuming over the passage of health care reform are now refusing to work past 2 p.m. -- a tactic they can employ by invoking a little...

The Most Ridiculous Amendments To The Health Care Reconciliation Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans know that the health care reform process could be derailed if the Senate decides to adopt any changes in reconciling the bill passed by th...

Sam Stein

Dems To Oppose The Most Alluring Of GOP Reconciliation Amendments | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in the Senate say they are so committed to passing the House's version of health care reconciliation fixes verbatim, that they are willing t...

Senate Picks Up The Ball On Health Care Reform

Roll Call | David M. Drucker and Emily Pierce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats on Monday are set to pick up the battle over health care reform where the House left off, but the path forward remains uncertain as R...

Is Reconciliation Undemocratic?

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

There's been some talk "out there" that reconciliation is an undemocratic process, because it doesn't go through the regular legislative channels. That's just wrong.

Obama, Durbin and Pelosi All Point Fingers at Someone Else for Killing Public Option

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It's all Kabuki theater to cover up the truth that President Obama made a backroom deal with the for-profit hospital industry that the final health care bill would not include a national public option.

Orrin Hatch Schooled By E.J. Dionne On Reconciliation

The Washington Post | E.J. Dionne Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For those who feared that Barack Obama did not have any Lyndon Johnson in him, the president's determination to press ahead and get health-care reform...

Health Care Deadline In TWO WEEKS: Dems Want Bill Finished By March 18

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deadline for accomplishing health care reform, which for months has been a moving target, has moved yet again. This time to March 18, before Presi...

Kent Conrad Bashes Media Portrayal Of Reconciliation, Defends Passage Of Health Reform

Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with me just now, Senator Kent Conrad tore into the media for repeatedly botching its reporting on reconciliation, and confirmed that ...

Sam Stein

Biden Can Single-Handedly Run The Reconciliation Process: Parliamentarian Experts (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Should passing health care reform come down to the use of reconciliation -- and all signs point that way -- Vice President Joseph Biden could play a h...

Ryan Grim

Steny Hoyer: House Must Move First On Health Care | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Sunday that the House must move on a package of fixes to the health care bill before the Senate...

Health Care Reform: To Reconcile Or Not To Reconcile?

NPR | Julie Rovner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To reconcile or not to reconcile -- when it comes to a health overhaul bill, that seems to be the biggest argument of the moment. At issue is a proce...

Reid: Democrats Will Use 50-Vote Tactic To Finish Health Care Within 60 Days

The Hill's Blog Briefing Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats will finish their health reform efforts within the next two months by using a majority-vote maneuver in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Re...

Health Reform D-Day Approaches

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

President Obama will now write his own health care bill. There are so many questions and so few answers -- is this a trick by the president to force the hands of the Republicans, or to unite the Democrats?

GOP Sees Loophole In Health Care Reconciliation Strategy

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As it turns out, Senate Democrats may not be able to force healthcare legislation through the chamber on a simple majority vote. Republicans say they...

Ryan Grim

Reid, Durbin Open To Majority Vote To Beat Health Care Filibuster | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid works to cobble together the 60 votes he needs to overcome an expected Republican attempt to block a floor vote o...

Sam Stein

Lieberman: Using Reconciliation For Health Care A "Real Mistake" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joseph Lieberman, (I-Conn.) said on Sunday that he thinks it would be a "real mistake" if Democrats used the parliamentary maneuver known as r...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: President Would Rather Not Use Reconciliation For Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House declined to say on Tuesday whether it would support the use of a parliamentary maneuver to pass a health care in the Senate on a 50, a...