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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Obamacare Reconciliation Goes Back To The House For Another Vote

Two in one for you today, CBS conducted a poll which showed the majority, two in three Americans, want Republicans to continue to challenge Obamacare.

The poll finds that 62 percent want Congressional Republicans to keep challenging the bill, while 33 percent say they should not do so. Nearly nine in ten Republicans and two in three independents want the GOP to keep challenging. Even 41 percent of Democrats support continued challenges.

Surprisingly enough was the figure of 41 percent of Democrats wanting it.

On to the headline news though.

Republicans, who are continuing the fight against the reconciliation bill the House approved and sent to the Senate to pass, via reconciliation where they would only need 51 votes, have identified parliamentary issues that will force the package back to the House for yet another vote.

The language the House Democrats used violated the Byrd Rule

More at Fox, NYT, The Hill, and Washington Post.