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Pelosi suggests maneuver to pass healthcare overhaul

Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2010

Seeking a possible path to approving healthcare legislation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House should pass the Senate's version and then use the budget reconciliation process to make the changes some lawmakers are demanding. The strategy might allow Democrats to salvage a version of the overhaul that senior lawmakers pushed through the House and Senate late last year. Because budget reconciliation requires only a simple majority in the Senate, it could enable Democrats to circumvent a threatened GOP filibuster, the Los Angeles Times reports.