Democrats May Skip Conference Committee to Push Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com, Editor
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Congressional Democrats are seriously examining the possibility of skipping the formal conference committee process in an attempt to railroad the pro-abortion health care bill through the House and Senate. Bypassing the normal process may allow them to skip procedural votes that could hold up or kill the bill.
With both chambers approving different bills — a House version doesn’t fund abortions while a Senate version does — Democrats have to create a bill that both chambers can approve and send to President Barack Obama.
Typically a formal conference committee with members from both chambers and both parties formally meet to resolve the differences.
Instead, Democrats may work informally to craft a final bill and Democratic aides tell the New Republican that is “almost certain” to happen.