Monday, March 1, 2010

Looks Like Reconciliation

From the Washington Post, it looks like reconciliation:

President Obama is planning to tell Democrats his preferred strategy this week. After letting the effort play out in Congress for many months, he recently stepped in to lead it. He issued his own proposal, held a bipartisan summit and is preparing to direct the next legislative steps.

Increasingly, the White House appears to favor having the House pass a version of the measure that cleared the Senate with 60 votes in December. The Senate would then pass changes to the bill to satisfy some demands of House Democrats. That Senate vote would take place under a parliamentary procedure known as reconciliation, which requires 51 votes rather than 60.

It remains unclear whether Democrats have enough votes within their ranks for this strategy to work. At the same time, it is only "one option" the president is considering, a senior White House official said Sunday.

All this and Pelosi says she thinks Dems will keep the House in the fall. Seriously?


lady di said...

I think we are missing a serious issue on the medical front: Are botox injections reaching brain tissue?

TNelson said...

Did you catch the interview with Ms. Pelosi on TV yesterday? I have only seen clips of it since I really can't stand to watch her do anything for very long. She in essence is saying that the democrats should face loosing their seats in the fall if it means this monstrosity of a bill can be passed. I am so sick of these "superior" people who think they know what's best for us even though we've said loudly and very clearly that we don't want this government intrusion in our lives! My one wish for the 2010 elections is that we could get enough Republican house members to make this embarrassment of a "Speaker" have to step down. She makes my blood boil almost more than "the One" - Grrrrrrr