Senate Republicans succeeded early Thursday morning in finding two flaws in the House-passed health care reconciliation package. Neither is of any sub...
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Unlike cloture, a procedure which allows the Senate to cut off debate with 60 votes, reconciliation does not guarantee a final vote. In reconciliation, Senators can offer an unlimited number of amendments.
Health care reform under reconciliation wouldn't be health care reform at all. It would be a deficit reduction bill relating to health care. Or a reform package with an expiration date.
A little-known rule in the Senate may dramatically change the balance of power between the parties during the upcoming budgetary process.
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