Tuesday, November 10, 2009
ALL EYES ON THE SENATE
With few legislative work weeks remaining this year, Senate Democrats are up against the clock if they hope to finish health care restructuring this year. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has indicated that debate will likely begin next week. If this happens, this means that debate would be interrupted by the Thanksgiving week-long recess (it is widely expected that debate will last at least two weeks). Reid hopes to get a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score on the submitted bill by the end of this week - after responding to a series of questions from CBO raised late Monday.