Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Sunday that Senate Democrats remain committed to healthcare reform, right after the House passed legislation Sunday night.

The House approved the Senate's bill and a package of fixes to the bill. The Senate is soon expected to pass the fixes using the budget reconciliation process, which would allow them to bypass a GOP filibuster of the bill by taking a simple majority vote. 


“As the Senate prepares to complete our work on this historic effort, Senate Democrats reaffirm our commitment to reform because we know it’s good for middle-class families, seniors and small businesses in Nevada and all across America," Reid said in a statement.

Democrats have expressed confidence that they will pass the fixes but Senate Republicans have said that it some corrections may not be able to passed under the reconciliation rules.

Reid, whose chamber had clashed with the House during the healthcare debate, commended Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for passing the bills.

"She and her colleagues in the House understand that this was never about politics; it has always been about people who are struggling every day to keep their families healthy without going broke," he said.