Pelosi: If Senate Can’t Get 60 Votes, We’ll Go to ‘Simple Majority’ to Pass Health Care Bill

  • Nicholas Ballasy - CNSNEWS
  • Mar 4, 2010

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters that the Democrats will use “reconciliation” in the Senate if they cannot find the 60 votes to prevent a Republican filibuster to pass health care legislation. Under reconciliation, the Democrats would need only 51 votes in the Senate to pass the bill.
 
“What we’ll do is hope he (Reid) can still find 60 votes, but if not, we’ll have to go to the simple majority, and that simple majority confines the issues that we can address,” Pelosi said during a news conference in the speaker’s balcony hallway on Tuesday.

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