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Democrats Drop the "Deem and Pass " Option

UPDATE: A senior House Source confirms to Fox News that "deem and pass is dead"Developing..Fox News has learned that House Democrats are considering dropping a controversial parliamentary ploy to pass the Senate's version of the health care bill before the House begins on a second "fix-it" resolution, known as reconciliation.Senior House Democratic sources indicate that there is an ongoing discussion about dropping what's billed a "deem and pass" strategy. Democrats have signaled for days that they would probably use a procedural two-step to get the House to approve the Senate’s health care measure.Many liberal Democrats don’t like the Senate bill. So the House Democratic leadership is considering a gambit that would approve the Senate bill while simultaneously giving the green light to bringing the reconciliation package to the floor.In other words, the House could pass the Senate bill without having a straightforward, up or down vote on that issue.Republicans crowed about this method...

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