House Obamacare repeal bill meets Senate rules for simple majority vote
Trust we have not heard the end of this issue, not by a long shot.
The obstreperous progressives will pull more rabbits out of the hat in their attempt the thwart the will of the people.
Word in the Senate is that Chuck Schumer has just gone in for emergency tear duct replacement surgery.
The Washington Examiner
By Robert King
Jun 6, 2017
The American Health Care Act, which the House narrowly passed last month, meets the rules that allow the Senate to pass it with only 51 votes, according to the Senate parliamentarian.
The Senate Budget Committee said Tuesday that the legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare complies with the rules for reconciliation set by the Senate parliamentarian.Republicans have sought to use the pathway, which lets a bill be approved in the Senate by only 51 votes instead of the 60 needed to break a filibuster.
But there are strict guidelines for using reconciliation.
For instance, the bill has to reduce the deficit and only focus on spending and budgetary levels.
The House has yet to send the American Health Care Act text to the Senate, as it tried to determine first if the bill meets reconciliation rules.