Kent Conrad: It's Wrong to Ram Health-care Bill Through Senate, But We Might Do It Anyway
12:56 PM, Mar 31, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
TPM's Brian Beutler reports that Senate Budget Commitee Chairman Kent Conrad reaffirmed his opposition to including health-care legislation in budget reconciliation, a move that would eliminate the ability to filibuster the bill. Yesterday, Conrad told reporters:
But he added:
So, on principle, Conrad thinks health-care legislation shouldn't be included in budget reconciliation, but if Democrats can't get what they want, well, it seems he's not going to let his principles stand in the way.