[Ed. – Although not one Republican voted for it. We’re in an epic, epic time, my friends.]
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) now says the process of passing Obamacare in 2010 was “bipartisan,” and that only “tweaks” were made to the healthcare law using the reconciliation budgetary process. …
Obamacare passed in the House on March 21, 2010 with no Republican votes in favor of it and 34 Democrats voting against it.
During a press conference Friday, CNSNews.com had the following exchange with Pelosi:
Pelosi: Actually… The Affordable Care Act was passed not under reconciliation when it first came to the Congress.
So the main part of the bill – House and Senate – was not under reconciliation. …
CNS: But it passed without a single Republican vote.
Pelosi: Well … 60 Democrats then and then the two bills passed and then the Senate bill was a little bit different from the House bill, so some of those changes were not, shall we say, structural; it was just some changes in the legislation that did go under reconciliation. But by and large the whole process was done with the 60 votes – hundreds of hearings, bipartisan, over and over again.