Reid: Health Care Coming in the Summer

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February 25, 2009 7:56 a.m.
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The substance of health care reform is on everyone’s mind in the Capitol these days, as Republican senators examine just how much cooperation is possible with the president’s party. But what’s been less clear is the timeframe for consideration of a major health bill …

… until Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) just cleared it up. “I’d like to get health care started before the August recess,” he told reporters today. Started, but not necessarily finished — when leaders give themselves a deadline, they tend to choose their words carefully. Sounds like GOP hopes for “regular order” might become reality.

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