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Democrats may use shortcut to pass healthcare overhaul

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/03/2010

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Janet Hook and Noam N. Levey

"In the face of Republican attacks Tuesday, leading Democrats defended a controversial endgame maneuver that would allow them to pass the Senate version of a healthcare overhaul without taking a direct vote on the legislation's most divisive provisions. "The stratagem, known in the arcane language of Congress as a "self-executing" rule or "deem and pass," would allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) to skirt a roll-call vote, speeding passage of the bill and helping limit attacks on Democrats facing tough competition in an election year. "Republicans used the same parliamentary shortcut to avoid difficult votes when they controlled Congress, but on Tuesday they accused Democrats of being high-handed and unseemly." Read on...
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" Democrats may use shortcut to pass healthcare overhaul", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 18/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/democrats-may-use-shortcut-to-pass-healthcare-overhaul