UPDATE: US Sen Reid Readies Health Bill For Saturday Vote

Saturday people. Call your Senators and tell them to vote no or they will lose your vote. I’ll make it easy for you. Click this link and choose your state. That’s it. Then pick up the phone and call. http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D., Nev.) said Thursday that the Senate is poised to act on $848 billion health-care legislation, despite lingering uncertainty over whether he can secure enough support for the bill.

Reid, appearing with other Senate Democrats at a rally at the Capitol, said that the bill fulfills a goal sought for decades to extend insurance coverage to Americans lacking it.

“We’ve been working to reform health care since the first half of the last century,” Reid said. “We’re now in the home stretch.”

Reid said that a key procedural vote that will allow the Senate to formally move to the legislation will take place Saturday evening. If Reid secures 60 votes–the number needed to break a filibuster–the Senate will begin debate on the bill after legislators come back from next week’s Thanksgiving recess.

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2 responses to “UPDATE: US Sen Reid Readies Health Bill For Saturday Vote

  1. I read today about a Senator being willing to lose his seat to vote for the health-insurance reform. “Integrity,” you might say, or “betrayal” (of his constituents). But I think this misses the point–meaning the role of the US Senate as a check on the House (and us).
    See: http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/integrity-in-the-job-description-of-a-us-senator/

  2. Thanks for commenting. Unfortunately for Sen. Bennett, he fails to understand that in our representative form of gvernment, he was elected by the people of his state to vote in accordance to their will. He represents them. If he fails to get re-elected because he did NOT represent them, then they will elect someone who will. Good luck in the private sector, Senator. I hope you enjoy the healthcare for which you voted.

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