Speaking to reporters at U.S. Capitol on Friday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that only “tweaks” were made to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, under a reconciliation bill before it was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, and, in fact, the process was “bipartisan.”
Obamacare, which the incoming Trump administration wants to repeal, passed in the House of Representatives on March 21, 2010 by a vote of 219-212. Not one Republican voted for the bill and 34 Democrats voted against it.
CNSNews.com asked Pelosi, “You expressed yesterday opposition to repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood through reconciliation. How do you square that with that’s how the Democrats were able to put Obamacare in place in the first place?”
“Actually – thank you for asking that question,” Pelosi said. “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,” she said. “The final version, which was just some tweaks -- I would have liked more – were what were done under reconciliation.”
“But the bulk of the bill – if you look back to the history of it – the bulk of the bill was done … on the 60-vote rule, not under reconciliation,” Pelosi said.
He probably has a 6'x8' oil painting of this hanging on his livingroom wall.
this is 1 time i agree with anything said by a member of congress for all i know is that this wasn't read by anyone before it was signed. if obamacare is so great then why is congress exempt from this. i am an independent voter and say thanks to my elected officials for imposing this insurance-tax on us
The only reason why this air head Nancy Pelosi is in the US Congress is because of her mob up family from the early sixties and the liberal/socialist voters out in La La land California !
Oh really, that's why NO Republican voted for it (with the exception of a Rhino). Pelosi you can stop talking anytime, we already know your have dementia.
Can U imagine putting this woman back in office?
Now U know they are nuts~
The Democrats are stupid enough to believe that we voters do not remember how "OBAMACARE" was conceived and shoved down our throats, in the dark of night, behind closed and locked doors, and without one Republican present. Something you might expect from a COMMUNIST BANANA REPUBLIC Government South of the Border.
The Dems forget that Social Media has a MEMORY that remembers the past and will not allow their LIES TO PASS FOR THE TRUTH !!!!!!
Now the Dems want us to play FAIR with them (now that we are in the Majority) and expect us to be STUPID and do so !!!! There may be some who would fall for that, but I'm NOT one of them, and I hope the Conservatives don't either !!!! We have been fooled too many times to risk any more attempts by the LEFT WING RADICAL MARXISTS to recoup and attack our REPUBLIC again after they gain their strength back.
Now is the time to DESTROY them once and for all so we can once again develop a two Party system that can maintain civility and BOTH work for the BEST INTERESTS of the COUNTRY and the PEOPLE, so as to work together with a common goal to "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" !!!!!