Monday, December 07, 2009

Senate to confront abortion in health debate - Capitol Hill- msnbc.com

Abortion-rights supporters in the Senate say they are confident they have the votes to defeat Nelson amendment. Thune appeared to agree with that assessment at a news conference earlier Monday.

The top Senate Democrat said Monday lawmakers are approaching the end game on the far-reaching health care legislation and fully expect to prevail on President Barack Obama's signature issue.

"We've tried to get to this point with health care legislation for almost 70 years, and we're there," said Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., after a weekend of work capped by a presidential pep talk Sunday. The rare weekend session saw intense negotiations among liberal and moderate Democrats — along with Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, who may yet vote for the bill.


Senate to confront abortion in health debate - Capitol Hill- msnbc.com
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