Reconciliation Update

by digby

Back to the House

A spokeswoman for Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said the provisions struck out by the parliamentarian were minor.

“The parliamentarian struck two minor provisions tonight from the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act,” the spokeswoman, Kate Cyrul, said. “These changes do not impact the reforms to the student loan programs and the important investments in education. We are confident the House will quickly pass the bill with these minor changes.”

The Senate adjourned at 2:55 a.m.

There's some discussion of having the House put back in the public option since they're going back anyway. It's the sort of in-your-face move the Republicans would make, but I have a hard time imagining the Democrats having the chutzpah. But you never know.