There’s trouble today for the House Republican plan to repeal the most unpopular parts of the Democrats’ most unpopular law:
“It’s important for all of us to remember that reconciliation is a powerful tool but it is a limited tool,” Price said during the House Rules Committee hearing Wednesday evening. “It’s no silver bullet and in order to ensure the success of this effort, we must respect those limitations.”
The House’s reconciliation bill would repeal the individual mandate, the employer mandate and unpopular taxes like the so-called “Cadillac” tax. It is slated for a vote Friday, before heading to the Senate for final approval by the chamber’s parliamentarian.
Price’s amendment changes reconciliation instructions from the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
He said concerns had been raised this week by the Senate Parliamentarian, who didn’t believe it met the chamber’s rules requiring all reconciliation bills to have a budgetary effect.
You’ve got to admire the Democrats’ chutzpah here. ♡bamaCare!!! passed on reconciliation, but they claim it can’t be undone via the same process.