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February 23, 2010


Though I haven't waded through the proposal the Administration released yesterday, it seems from news reports of the proposal that the White House version would differ from the Senate version in respects that are limited to fiscal and budgetary matters. If that's correct, the House could pass the Administration version, and the Senate could arguably deal with the differences from the bill it passed in December through reconciliation, even as that concept is ordinarily understood.

How many of these were ways to get around a filibuster or the threat of a filibuster?

Sweet mother of joy. Will the dems grow a set already and just get on with it.
But really, the base lost control of the Party immediately after the election. Big insurance and Wall Street bought congress and the Presidency while democrats sat on their hands. There's still plenty the base could do to push through healthcare. But they won't. It was all they could do to spend fifteen minutes marking up a ballot.

Thanks for posting this again. Do you have the actual vote counts on these measures? I'm interested to see if any were passed by a simple majority. My guess is that most, if not all, actually had bi-partisan support and passed by super majorities.

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