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Parliamentary hurdle could thwart latest healthcare overhaul strategy

New York Times, March 10, 2010

The White House and Democratic Congressional leaders said that they were bracing for a key procedural ruling that could complicate their effort to approve major healthcare legislation by requiring President Obama to sign the bill into law before Congress could revise it through an expedited budget process, the New York Times reports. An official determination on the matter could come within days from the House and Senate parliamentarians, and could present yet another hurdle for Obama and Democratic leaders as they try to lock in support from lawmakers in the House.