Harry Reid's Public Option Presser

Here's the conference Josh was talking about.

This is probably the boldest thing Reid has done as Majority Leader. The Q&A includes some interesting words for Olympia Snowe:

On a related note, Congress Daily says the House may vote as soon as the first week of November:

House Democratic leaders are hoping to unveil health reform legislation this week so they can vote on the package by Nov. 6.

House Majority Leader Hoyer has warned members to be available Saturday, Nov. 7, and possibly the Monday and Tuesday before Veterans Day so the chamber can vote on health care. Moving that quickly would put the House out in front of the Senate, an unexpected shift.

Tags: Harry Reid, Health care, Olympia Snowe, Public Option, Steny Hoyer (all tags)

Comments

3 Comments

Seems to good to be true

How many times have we been told that a vote was just around the corner?

by Kent 2009-10-26 02:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Seems to good to be true

I don't know, but I bet you didn't write nearly as many diaries about those times as you did about the times we were told the vote would be a ways off.

by Steve M 2009-10-26 03:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Harry Reid's Public Option Presser

Man, that's still too slow. I was hoping the bill would come to the floor this week.

Besides, holding a vote so close to the VA/NJ elections has it's own pitfalls. If the dems do badly, the media will be running around demanding a change to the narrative. How will wavering dems react to that?

by vecky 2009-10-26 09:20PM | 0 recs

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