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FLASH: Senate Republicans found a provision in the new House health care bill that likely makes it ineligible for expedited 'reconciliation' procedures in the Senate. Dems refused to meet with GOP and Parliamentarian.... Developing....
Originally posted by endisnighe
reply to post by Stormdancer777
Is it in regards to what I just brought up?
To me, this sounds like the Executive Branch is interfering in the Legislative Branch.
Something is really wrong in Washington.
I just heard from CSPAN that Stupak is going to vote for it by a promise by Obama to execute the Executive Order.
Damn, I cannot believe they are doing this.
DON STEWART, McCONNELL SPOKESMAN: “Republicans have been trying to set up a meeting with Senate Democrats since yesterday to discuss this fatal point of order but have been met with nothing but silence. We suspect Democrats are slow walking us so as to have the House vote first. Since Senate Democrats refuse to meet with us and the Parliamentarian, we’ve informed our colleagues in the House that we believe the bill they’re now considering violates the clear language of Section 310g of the Congressional Budget Act, and the entire reconciliation bill is subject to a point of order and rejection in the Senate should it pass the House.”
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by Misoir
I don't have health care, and I too am for reform but this bill, is a nightmare.
It's quite simple actually. The U.S. Constitution declares that the legislative branch writes the laws of the land. And the law of the land supersedes any executive action. No executive order or regulatory policy can override a statutory mandate