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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 03:32 PM
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11. Breaking news: Senate Majority Leader: Health care reform dead without 75 votes
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Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said in an interview today that in light of recent Republican comments, he believes a minimum of 75 votes are needed to enact health care reform legislation stating, "If we can't find a rule outlining circumstances under which a bill can pass the Senate with fewer than 75 votes, health care reform may be dead." Democratic Senators have since started a frantic search through the Senate rulebook to find a loophole that would allow them to pass health care legislation with fewer than a 3/4 majority.
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