The Union Position On "Pass the Bill"
The pundits want the House to pass the Senate bill. Leading reform advocates want the House to pass the Senate bill. Major union leaders want the House to pass the Senate bill. [ . . .]
Either Benen did not read the link he provides or thinks people will not click the link. The title says it all:
Labor Coalesces: Pass Senate Health Care Bill, But Only If It's Fixed QuicklyThe most influential labor organizations in the country have arrived at a common solution to the Democrats' health care conundrum: Move forward, pass the Senate bill through the House, but only if a separate, filibuster proof bill codifying a crucial changes is passed post haste.
But this is all silly nonsense anyway. The unions are perfectly capable of communicating their views to the Congress. Benen is wasting his time as an "activist" because he fails to mention the necessary companion fix via reconciliation. The House is well aware of labor's actual position.
The House will NEVER "pass the bill" until that fix is agreed to by the Senate. No matter how many times people write "Pass the Bill." Pretending that is not the case helps no one.
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