Senate Parliamentarian Rules Against Democrats

by Sal on March 11, 2010

in Health Care,Politics

The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled that the Senate cannot vote on a reconciliation ‘fix’ to ObamaCare until the original bill has become law.  This is a major setback for the Democrats, as they were trying to convince House members to go along with the Senate bill by passing the reconciliation measure first or as part of a ‘trigger’ option that has become known as the “Slaughter” approach.  Even if the house did that, the Senate would be unable to act on it until Obama signs the legislation. Let’s see how long the parliamentarian keeps his job.

In other Health Care news, Democrats have announced that they cannot reach agreement with the Stupak 12, so they are going to try to round up enough votes without him and his colleagues.

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