Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Republicans to "stop crying" about the potential use of a legislative tactic to finish healthcare legislation with a majority vote.
Reid lashed out at the minority Republicans for lamenting the prospects of Democrats using budget reconciliation rules to pass the final elements of their healthcare bill.
"Nothing is off the table," Reid said after Senate Democrats' weekly luncheon. "Realistically, they should stop crying about reconciliation as if it's never been done before. It's done almost every Congress, and they're the ones that used it more than anyone else."
Reid pointed to historic uses of the reconciliation process, which allows leaders to bypass the 60-vote threshold usually needed to end a filibuster and instead pass legislation with a majority vote. The bulk of the uses of reconciliation, Reid said, came under Republican control of the Senate.
Republicans have decried the use of the process as partisan and rare, arguing -- as they have for months -- that Democrats should drop their current bill and start over.
Reid made clear, though, that no decisions had been made on how to pursue on healthcare, and emphasized that Democrats are hopeful to strike at least some bipartisan agreement during a highly-anticipated White House summit on healthcare this Thursday.