Progressives Push For House Health Care Bill In End-Game Negotiations

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Progressives aren’t happy with a number of developments on the health care front, but faced with a choice between the House health care bill (with which they have some reservations) and the Senate health care bill (with which they have major reservations), they’re telling their leadership, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and the White House, that the House bill must prevail.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus has sent a memo to the White House and Senate leadership showing in no uncertain terms that they think the House bill should prevail over the Senate’s. On the issue of abortion, CPC says both the House and Senate language should be scrapped, and replaced with less restrictive provisions.

You can read the entire list of priorities here.

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Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at brian@talkingpointsmemo.com
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