Pelosi: ‘We Will Move Forward’

Congressional Quarterly/Newscom
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Speaking to the U.S. Conference of Mayors this morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed to “move forward” on health care reform in the wake of last night’s special election.

“Heeding the particular concerns of the voters of Massachusetts, we heard, we will heed, we will move forward with their considerations in mind. But we will move forward,” Pelosi said, according to Roll Call.

She also said the vote last night, which put another Republican in the Senate and ended the Democrats’ super-majority, should tell Democrats that they needed to re-focus their message on what the health care bill will do.

“Clearly, the election results last night spell out that we have not been as clear about our deficit reduction measures. … And that will change,” she said.

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