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18. Found this article... Reid says vote by Sept.
Edited on Thu Jul-23-09 12:26 PM by Jennicut

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed today that the Senate will not take a vote on a massive health care overhaul proposal before lawmakers return home for the August recess -- meaning a key self-imposed deadline that Congress has been working toward for months will be missed.

"Working with Republicans, one of the things that they asked for...was more time," Reid said during a press conference. "I don't think it's unreasonable." Asked whether it wasn't Democrats who are also seeking more time to digest the complex legislation, Reid said: "Every Democrat wants comprehensive health care reform."

Reid's announcement is not particularly surprising given the drop off in momentum over health care in the past several days, despite President Obama's effort to gin up support for the measure. The Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, told The Hill newspaper this week that a pre-recess vote would not be likely.

Reid said the Senate will come back to the bill when lawmakers return in September. Reid said the Senate Finance Committee, which is seeking a bipartisan compromise on how to pay for the $1 trillion plus cost of health care, will release its version of overhaul bill before the August recess.
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  -BREAKING: Harry Reid says no healthcare vote in the Senate until after August HopeOverFear  Jul-23-09 12:14 PM   #0 
  - Someone, drop a piano on him! nt  valerief   Jul-23-09 12:16 PM   #1 
  - +1  xultar   Jul-23-09 12:19 PM   #10 
  - ..... could not have said it better... ding dongs  Peacetrain   Jul-23-09 12:25 PM   #19 
  - Friggin spineless Democratic Senators  Bill219   Jul-23-09 12:16 PM   #2 
  - I wrote Durbin yesterday  Kittycat   Jul-23-09 12:17 PM   #4 
     - I wish Durbin was the #1 guy in the Senate instead of Reid. Spineless Harry strikes again.  Jennicut   Jul-23-09 12:19 PM   #9 
        - Durbin said the same thing, yesterday.  masuki bance   Jul-23-09 12:21 PM   #15 
        - Which is exactly why I wrote him.  Kittycat   Jul-23-09 01:56 PM   #28 
        - You mean "dicky I-can't-apologize-fast-enough" durbin? THAT fucking DURBIN?!!!!  TankLV   Jul-23-09 06:05 PM   #39 
  - Then Harry shouldn't be going on vacation  Kittycat   Jul-23-09 12:16 PM   #3 
  - No, Harry actually should go on vacation. Permanently.  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-23-09 12:32 PM   #21 
     - May a piano fall from the sky!!!! nt  valerief   Jul-23-09 04:38 PM   #33 
  - Grr. He's a tiger. Grr.  Birthmark   Jul-23-09 12:17 PM   #5 
  - Just heard this on Ed Schultz. Dems need to UNDERSTAND that this country is...  kjackson227   Jul-23-09 12:17 PM   #6 
  - B-A-U-C-U-S  Bill219   Jul-23-09 12:19 PM   #11 
     - Piano! Right out the window. Target: Mr. Moneybags!!! nt  valerief   Jul-23-09 12:21 PM   #14 
  - crap - they don't have the votes  DrDan   Jul-23-09 12:18 PM   #7 
  - There will now be no healthcare reform  WeDidIt   Jul-23-09 12:18 PM   #8 
  - Oh, I think they will get it...looks like a vote will take place in Sept.  Jennicut   Jul-23-09 12:19 PM   #12 
     - Are they back in Sept? I thought they didn't come back until Dec. nt  valerief   Jul-23-09 12:20 PM   #13 
     - Found this article... Reid says vote by Sept.  Jennicut   Jul-23-09 12:24 PM   #18 
        - Reid needs to grow a couple.  kjackson227   Jul-23-09 12:38 PM   #24 
           - I think he's probably profitting, too. nt  valerief   Jul-23-09 04:37 PM   #32 
              - In his case, it's probably more like "propheting"  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-23-09 05:54 PM   #36 
                 - Can we hope for a big, heavy harp then? nt  valerief   Jul-24-09 09:04 AM   #45 
     - This kills the public option  WeDidIt   Jul-23-09 12:37 PM   #23 
  - Useless imbeciles.  City Lights   Jul-23-09 12:23 PM   #16 
  - Make no mistake. Plenty of Dems and Repubs just want this to languish and die.  NYC_SKP   Jul-23-09 12:23 PM   #17 
  - Something definitely smells! Baucus was supposed to have his bill out of committee by July 4th!  flpoljunkie   Jul-23-09 12:30 PM   #20 
  - As long as the money keeps flowing  Bill219   Jul-23-09 12:34 PM   #22 
  - Dems are pissed at Baucus for delaying the vote too.  Jennicut   Jul-23-09 12:39 PM   #25 
  - Harry Reid is a Really Impressive Person.  Bleacher Creature   Jul-23-09 01:04 PM   #26 
  - Ed Schultz is reporting no mention of "Public Option"...  Bill219   Jul-23-09 01:10 PM   #27 
  - And once again Reid comes thru for America -- Repubz and corporate America rejoin AGAIN!  quantass   Jul-23-09 02:04 PM   #29 
  - I don't know  ellie   Jul-23-09 02:52 PM   #30 
  - Thank God Congress is getting their vacation! I was really scared  Phx_Dem   Jul-23-09 04:13 PM   #31 
  - Harry is a DISGRACE.  AzDar   Jul-23-09 05:36 PM   #34 
  - Someone should ask Harry Reid if he's ok with 430,000 people facing bankruptcy or death  4lbs   Jul-23-09 05:45 PM   #35 
  - Harry's OK with all of them dropping dead  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-23-09 05:56 PM   #37 
  - I give everyone on DU the authority to descend upon Harry Reid like a swarm of hungry rats. n/t  vaberella   Jul-23-09 05:57 PM   #38 
  - lol  HopeOverFear   Jul-23-09 06:14 PM   #40 
  - According to Politico (Yes, I Know but I Found this Hilarious)  PopSixSquish   Jul-23-09 06:16 PM   #41 
  - I always picture Rahm, when pissed, carrying a good old trusty baseball bat to get things done.  vaberella   Jul-23-09 06:17 PM   #42 
  - Harry is a  Undercurrent   Jul-23-09 06:39 PM   #43 
  - The biggest enemies Obama has today are Democrats like Harry Reid.  Colobo   Jul-23-09 09:16 PM   #44 

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