Sen. Hatch: Dems may use rare tactic to pass health care reform

Senator Orrin Hatch, R-UT, predicts Democrats will turn to a little-used voting procedure to try to get around Republican opposition and pass health care legislation. It takes 60 votes to shut down GOP opposition and move ahead to an up-or-down vote on a bill. But there is a way for the Democratic-run Senate to decide that only a majority is needed to pass a certain measure. Hatch says taking that approach on health care would be an abuse of the rules. Hatch made the comment on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC.

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