No. 20: Menendez Signs Public Option Letter


The chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), has signed the letter urging leadership to pass a public option via reconciliation. He is the 20th senator to do so.

The letter also gained the backing of former DNC Chair Howard Dean’s group, Democracy for America. In a fund-raising email to supporters, Dean praises the letter as a renewed, serious push for the public option.

“We’re back on offense with the momentum on our side,” he wrote.

The letter, written by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), also has 119 signatures from House members.

Passing a measure by reconciliation would require 50 votes.