Sherrod Brown: Senate should use 50-vote tactic on more than healthcare

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Sherrod Brown: Senate should use 50-vote tactic on more than healthcare

The Hill – Senate leaders should use a parliamentary maneuver to sidestep filibuster rules "a lot more," one Senate Democrat urged Thursday.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), one of the more liberal members of the upper chamber, said that many Democratic senators are urging leadership to use the budget reconciliation process, which requires only a simple majority to pass legislation, on more initiatives.

"I agree with that," Brown said during an appearance on MSNBC when pressed by host Ed Schultz on whether the 59-vote Democratic majority should use reconciliation more.

"As much as we can pass with a majority vote, we do," he said, later adding: "A lot of us are urging our leadership on that."

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