Wicker Criticizes Democrats’ Procedural ‘Scheme’ to
Pass Massive Health Care Bill with Party-Line Vote

WASHINGTON – In remarks today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker spoke out against Democrats’ plans to use “reconciliation,” a procedural tactic typically reserved for budget or noncontroversial measures, to pass the 2,700-page health care bill on a party-line vote. Passing health care under reconciliation would only take 51 votes in the Senate, rather than the 60 votes that are typically needed.

Watch highlights of Sen. Wicker’s floor speech: