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A Brief History of Senate Reconciliation Votes

March 4, 2010 Politisite 0

Ever notice that Congress uses words as their opposite definition.  Reconciliation is defined as: an act of reconciling or the state of being reconciled or the process of making consistent or compatible.  But in Congress in means something much different then coming together.  It means Bi-partisanship has failed so I will suspend the rules and ram through what I want. The Sunlight Foundation does a good job of defining the […]

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Reid: No one’s talking about reconciliation….I think

February 25, 2010 Politisite 0

If the Pelosi argument that ObamaCare was really a jobs bill qualified as the weirdest moment of the summit, then Harry Reid’s laughable backpedal on reconciliation was the most dishonest. Democrats have threatened to use reconciliation for weeks, ever since the Senate passed a bill that no one thought had a prayer of getting enough votes in the House. Even Robert Gibbs talked about reconciliation as a strategy to get […]

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Boehner and Eric Cantor write letter questioning if Obama is commited to bipartisanship

February 8, 2010 Politisite 0

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) wrote a letter addressed to the White House questioning whether the president is truly committed to bipartisanship or if the upcoming meeting is nothing more than a mere photo opportunity on health care reform. The letter also asked is the president is willing to take reconciliation of the Health Care bill off the table. Read the letter here: […]