The process intricacies that go into lawmaking can stump the hardiest of congressional watchers.
Now that Democrats may decide to use reconciliation to get healthcare legislation passed in Congress, everyone has been scrambling for the easiest possible explanation.
What we found were lots of words and several reports aimed at explaining the process that everyone’s talking about, but no one-line, easy-to-understand, explain-it-to-your-grandmother, definition.
A bare bones, no-frills explanation is that it’s a way to try and pass legislation without needing the 60 votes to overcome yet other procedural hurdles.
My colleague John Whitesides did a step-by-step explanation of the healthcare reconciliation process, to read click here.