Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Harry Reid cancels October recess to focus on health care

Wow, he is actually doing something.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has cancelled the Senate’s Columbus Day recess so that lawmakers can focus on passing healthcare reform legislation during the week of Oct. 12.

Reid said the Senate would likely take up healthcare legislation on the chamber floor that week.


The pressure on Democrats to pass healthcare reform, however, has raised the stakes. Some Senate aides speculated that Reid did not want to give conservative activists a chance to stall progress by staging a second round of angry demonstrations during townhall-style meetings over the recess.

“The Columbus Day [recess] is fast approaching,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “It’s the week after next and with all the things going on here, it just would not be right for us to take that week off.”

I guess the Democrats got the message, letting the Republicans run home for a week is more television rhetoric of "I want my country back" crap. I just wished they had thought about that when they left for the whole month of August, without a bill.


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