What the Heck is Reconciliation?

Alarm bells are going off all across America as the Republicans in the Senate push forward with their secret bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Despite a repeal of the ACA being disastrously unpopular, the Senate GOP are going full steam ahead. To get around the unpopularity of Trumpcare, they are drafting the bill in secret and using the “reconciliation process” to iron out any differences between this version and the House version to pass the bill into law. Reconciliation is another one of the Senate’s many arcane processes but we are here to explain what it means.

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