For Immediate Release Contact: Jacki Schechner 202-510-0605
February 25, 2010
Reconciliation: Not New. Not Controversial. And Wouldn't Be Used For Vast Majority of Health Reform
News Outlets Continue To Get It Wrong On Reconciliation. History Proves The "Majority Rule" Process Is Far From Extraordinary - Even For Health Care Legislation
The idea that reconciliation is unprecedented or a subversion of Senate rules is wrong. It's also wrong to say "health care reform" will be passed through reconciliation. In fact, the vast majority of health care reform has already passed the Senate despite an attempted Republican filibuster that forced repeated cloture votes in December.