Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Obama to Call for Reconciliation if Republicans Refuse to Surrender

President Obama will present his plan for passage of Obamacare tomorrow. White House officials say Obama will endorse using "reconciliation" rules if Republicans refuse to surrender.

Political Punch reported:
White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue to get a health care reform bill passed but will suggest that if it is necessary, Democrats will use the controversial "reconciliation" rules requiring only 51 Senate votes to pass the "fix" to the Senate bill, as opposed to the 60 votes to stop a filibuster and proceed to a vote on a bill.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been awaiting the president’s remarks direction on how health care reform will proceed.

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