Why Reconciliation Isn't The Answer

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on January 20, 2010

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Lots of Democrats have argued that in order to get around the 60 vote requirement to shut off debate and proceed to a vote on final passage for health care reform, it would be best if some or all of a health care reform bill be considered under the reconciliation process. After all, reconciliation only requires 51 votes. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, a great deal. Read Jeff Davis’s piece. Then come back and tell me whether you think that Democrats have any stomach whatsoever for the reconciliation process.

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