Dems may use reconciliation to pass health care reform

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Without enough votes in the Senate to revote on a modified bill and pass health care reform, the Democratic Party may resort to using a 1974 budgetary law known as reconciliation. The process protects the bill from filibusters that require a 60-vote majority to end debate, and would instead allow the bill to pass by a simple majority.

Joining us to discuss the history of reconciliation and why it is so controversial are Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway’s Washington correspondent, and Julian Zelizer, a congressional historian at Princeton University and the author of ?Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security, From World War II to the War on Terrorism.?

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