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Dems Weigh Other Options for Passing Health Care if GOP Wins Kennedy's Seat

Chris Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told Bloomberg this week that Democrats are still considering reconciliation, a tactic that forbids filibusters and allow bills to pass with just 51 votes, or a simple majority.

 

Democrats on Capitol Hill are dusting off the so-called “nuclear option,” the latest sign that their health care push could be derailed by a Republican win in Tuesday’s surprisingly competitive special election for Massachusetts senator.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/16/dems-weigh-options-passing-health-care-gop-wins-kennedys-seat/

A fwd article: -jt