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By Michael Krebs     Mar 4, 2010 in Politics
As health care legislation options continue to wind through Congress, Massachusetts' Senator Scott Brown is taking on President Obama's decision to move ahead with reconciliation.
With Democratic legislators discussing the possibility of using the reconciliation approach to garner a simple majority on a health care bill, Republican Senator Scott Brown from Massachusetts is challenging the Obama administration on such a move.
Senator Brown believes that the proposed health care legislation will lead to higher unemployment, as employers will face higher costs to sustain current head counts. But the Democrats approach with regard to reconciliation has created a sense of outrage among Republicans.
"We can do better," Brown said on CNBC's Kudlow Report. "I'm challenging the president to do better."
Meanwhile, the Obama administration sought to put considerable pressure on Congress - asking lawmakers to pass the health care bill within two weeks.
"This is not the way we do business," Senator Brown said.
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