Reid Leaves Open Option for Extreme Maneuver on Health Care, Energy Overhauls

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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is holding the option of using a legislative maneuver to create not only a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system but also a controversial cap and trade energy program, a move that could torpedo bipartisanship.

    The maneuver, known as "reconciliation," protects legislation to which it's attached from a Senate filibuster. Republicans, in their deep minority status, are in an uproar over the possibility that they will be all but eliminated from the legislative process.

    But Republicans are not alone in their opposition. A sizable number of Democrats have protested the move; first and foremost, Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., who excluded it from his committee's budget passed Thursday.

    The House has reconciliation instructions in its budget for health care, and Reid left open the door Thursday to adding energy protections as well.



    Reid Leaves Open Option for Extreme Maneuver on Health Care, Energy Overhauls - First 100 Days of Presidency - Politics FOXNews.com




    well at least the demoDUmmies will stop faking "bipartisanship" that's a relief!
     

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