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Pelosi’s Plan to Pass a Coronavirus Relief Bill — and More

Michael Rainey
·1 min read

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Monday that Democrats may seek to use budget reconciliation to provide more funds for coronavirus relief and economic stimulus, as well as to enhance Obamacare.

“We’ll almost certainly be passing a reconciliation bill, not only for the Affordable Care Act, but for what we may want to do further on the pandemic and some other issues that relate to the well-being of the American people,” Pelosi said in a meeting with a progressive group, Politico reported.

Democrats could proceed with budget reconciliation if they were to win control of the White House and both houses of Congress. Legislative rules allow for the passage of a spending package through the Senate once a year with a simple majority vote, avoiding the potential snare of a filibuster, which requires 60 votes to end.

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